I have read a number of reviews of this ladder shelf. They were a mix of good and bad reviews. The negative reviews could have stopped me from purchasing this, but I went with my instincts. I’m happy I did. The shelf turned out to be prettier than I imagined. However, as much as I love this shelf, I’d have to say that it was a pain to put together. Not everything went in and lined up easily. I didn’t have to drill any holes, though. You just need a little patience to get through. The cross bars in particular were difficult to assemble. My tip is that you shouldn’t tighten the screws all the way in until you have the bars in place. Aside from the challenging assembly, this ladder shelf is everything I could ever hope for. Read on to know why.
The metal frame makes the whole shelf sturdy. It is stable on our hardwood floor. The crossbar at the back makes the shelf even more stable. It is very unlikely to tip over. If you are still in doubt, you can anchor the shelf to the wall.
The shelves are obviously not real marble. Neither are they solid wood. They are made of boards that are thick and strong enough. They look like they can support a good amount of weight and not just knick knacks. I wouldn’t worry about putting hardbound books on the shelf. If you plan on displaying many books on the shelf, you should get book ends to keep them organized.
I am pleased with its size. It doesnt take up too much space in our living room. You don’t have to set aside a large area for it. At the same time, each shelf is sized just right for the things that I want to display. As with any furniture, make sure to check the dimensions first before you hit ‘order’.
The overall quality is impressive for the price. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that it’s a bargain, but I definitely got value for my money.
Aesthetic-wise, this ladder shelf takes the cake. The dark metal and faux marble look great together. They create a nice contrast. Plus, the marble exudes elegance and makes the shelf look expensive. A lot of guests have been fooled as to how much I bought it for. I get plenty of compliments for it too.
The shelf adds a modern touch to the room. If you don’t want a plain boring wooden shelf then you would love this. It’s a quirky and unique take on a shelf.
I have seen similar ladder shelves being used in bathrooms in hotels. I don’t see myself using it in mine, but that may be a great idea for you. It would also look good in hallways and bedrooms. It is a stylish storage option that won’t hurt your wallet. – Sarah P
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