This Christmas, use your wood offcuts to create a magnificent ladder shelf, which can be decorated for the festive season and come the New Year will be an added storage or placement area.
100 x 20mm pallet planks cut to:
80 x 20mm pallet plants cut to:
1 Make the centre box shelf by glueing and screwing two 200 x 80 x 20 mm plants between two of the 400 x 100 x 20mm planks.
2 Lay the frame flat and attach two more 400mm planks on top. Make the upper and lower box shelves in the same way with two 100 x 80 x 20mm and two 300 x 80 x 20mm planks.
3 Lay two 1600mm planks next to each other and screw in the smallest box shelf at the top, at right angles to the 1600mm leg.
4 Measure and mark 200mm from the bottom up and attached one of the 350mm planks at right angles to the 1600mm leg above that mark.
5 Measure and mark 300mm down from the smallest shelf and screw the second shelf at right angles to the 1600mm leg. Repeat with the third shelf. Turn the structure around and glue and screw the box shelves and the other 350mm plank to the other two legs.
6 Stand the ladder upright and position the remaining three 400mm planks on the 350mm planks – glue and screw together.
Create a festive atmosphere by displaying a variety of fragrance candles on this versatile ladder shelf.
Words and images: Home magazine