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Bookshelves Made With Vintage Wooden Ladder

5 steps ladder: 1.34m x 29cm x 12cm (depth).

Very original bookshelves made with a vintage wooden ladder.

This ladder bookshelves are part of a 3.5m wooden ladder I found abandoned in a workshop near mine.

The original ladder was covered in paint and needed a lot of tlc. It also had the original iron brackets at the top, which I dismantled and reused as brackets for wall hanging.

After I cut the ladder to the desired lengths I sanded it down extensively, including rounding the sharp hedges at the top and bottom and on the sides.

I then gave it several coats of bees wax to protect it.

I think these bookshelves are both very decorative and functional.

Because the 5 steps ladder brackets weren't giving the right depth against the wall to make the ladder serve as bookshelves I made up a system combining a wooden dowel with a screw (as per picture), which I am providing together with instructions of how to fix it onto the wall.

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