No, this accent piece is useful not because the kids can drive you up the wall, but because a solid wood ladder shelf adds a distinctive decorative touch to many rooms.
We feature five models made from real timber whose main appeal is an unsophisticated charm.
A great asset in any room as long as you're willing to accept the risk of a splinter or two from some patterns!
On that point, looking at the reviews for the Barnwood model, a few people complained about the rough condition of this product. But that is the very nature of of it and you must expect that.
And, to be fair to them, the supplier does warn prospective customers that they buy at their own discretion. In other words, expect some splinters and coarse wood surfaces!
However, that issue only applies to one product featured in this post.
Their rudimentary shape and basic construction has remained essentially unchanged over the centuries and their usefulness hasn't diminished in modern times.
The ones shown in this post have either rounded or flat rungs to give you a choice of function.
You can use them purely for decoration or practically to drape any cloth material.
In the decorative mode, the shelved pieces can display ornaments, books and other bric-a-brac. An advantage of this piece is that it's portable - the whole thing is easily moved around the house if you tire of it in any one place. Could be a fine prop for seasonal decorations for holidays like Christmas and Halloween.
The rounded pattern can be used daily in bathrooms or kitchens to hold towels and drying cloths. Could be used in the bedroom to carry favorite shawls, scarves and ties among other clothing items.
Our selection is based on certain factors we thought might be important to you as a buyer.
One was that they should all be rated highly by reviewers. Everyone is listed as 4+ stars by satisfied customers.
The second condition was that each should have numerous reviews that were generally positive. It's a comfort to anyone looking to order one that a great many people are delighted with their purchase.
Another aspect was that every model should have an engaging appeal about them. We feel we've managed to choose ones that meet that condition.
Another important point was that they should be competitively priced in comparison with other online pricing.