I made a shelf a couple of years ago and LoVe how it turned out. Recently, my sister wanted one so I was able to take some pictures this time to share the steps with you! Thanks Sis, for asking me, so I could document this for a post :)
You can make the shelf as tall and wide as you’d like, but I made this one 4-feet long and the “rungs” 1-foot tall (for easy measuring!)
I had “my man” help me nail the shelf together. We laid the long pieces side-by-side and then marked where the “rungs” would go. Then I used 2 brad nails to sEcuRe the top and bottom of every piece. Very easy if you can get someone to help you with this step, and the exposed nails add to the character!
This is a picture of my shelf that I made a couple years ago. This one is longer than the one I made above for my sister. Custom make it to fit your needs, just make sure you buy enough 1×4′s! This is easily something you could do in an afternoon and it’s super eaSy and inexPensiVe! You could even have the pieces cut to size at your hardware store if you don’t have access to a miter saw!
P.S. Here is a mini-ladder shelf I made with some left over wood from my pRojeCt. I added some hooks and we use it to hang our keys in the mudroom!