Many of these DIYs are so easy that you can do them in your spare time. Have a weekend free?

You can build an outdoor couch, bench, or any number of console and coffee tables to your home. In less than an hour, you can make wonderful holiday décor or some beautiful gifts for friends.These projects are all super easy and they’re all so very inexpensive.


Things to get.

  • Screwdriver
  • Tape Measure
  • Hammer
  • Plane
  • Level
  • Drill
  • Combination square
  • Sliding Bevel


Supplies: (You can ask in the wood market where to get all of these)

  • Wood (Oak is used in this project, but you can choose yours) for:
    • Legs (1″ x 4″ x 80″)
    • Shelves (1″ x 7″ x 20″, 1″ x 9″ x 20″, 1″ x 11″ 20″, 1″ x 13″ x 20″)
    • Shelf Supports (1″ x 1″ x 6″, 1″ x 1″ x 8, 1″ x 1″ x 10″, 1″ x 12″ x 20″)
  • Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Drill bits
  • Sandpaper
  • Countersink bits

For a Video Illustration Here is a Link to Guide


Step 1: Determine The Angle Of The Shelf Unit

Lean one of the legs against the wall. Use a sliding bevel and slide it onto the floor and lock it, that will be the angle for the bottom. This will also be the angle for all the shelves

Step 2: Mark And Cut

Take the measured leg and mark it to the other leg. Cut it so it will be the same.

Step 3: Determine Where To Place The Shelves

Determine which spots you place the shelves. You can do what you want with the spacing but for this project, we decided to go for uniformity, and even spacing.


Step 4: Work Out The Length Of the Shelf Supports

Position the legs on the wall with the marked shelf positions. Have the shelf supports sit underneath those marked lines for the shelves. To find out its length, measure the distance from the wall to the front of the leg. Transfer the measurements to the wood (preferably inch by inch) chosen for the support.

Step 5: Fix The Shelf Support To The Legs

Pre-drill holes on the shelf supports. This is where you will screw it to the leg. Use countersink bits to countersink the hole to avoid the risk of the wood splitting. Countersink and drill pilot holes through the bottom where the screws will go to fix the shelf on the supports. Apply wood glue and screw them into place.

Step 6: Determine The Size Of The Shelves

In this project, we decided to give it a little bit room at about 25mm. To do this, measure the bottom shelf and 25mm more for an overlap. Again, you can have whatever measurements you want when doing this project.

Step 7: Join Two Shelves To Form The Bottom Shelf

Start off by planning the edge of the shelf to make it smooth. Fill the end with wood glue. Then, screw two scraps at the surface and clamp them in order to get the two pieces of wood tighter and closer. Sand it and you’ll have your seamless joint.

Step 8: Install Shelves To The Shelving Unit

First, apply wood glue. Place the shelves and screw them into place. Check if the shelves are level

Step 9: Attach An Angle Bracket

For safety and to avoid the ladder shelves from sliding off, attach an angle bracket under the shelf. To do this, first put a mark on the wall. Place the ladder away and screw the angle bracket to the wall. Put the ladder in place and screw the angle bracket to the top shelf.

Step 10: You Now Have A New Ladder Shelf

Get creative with your new shelf — you can leave it unfinished or opt for a coat of stain, varnish, or a splash of color.

Hope you try it out and let us know what you think you can also visit our store to checkout other pieces of furniture you might need for your home.

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