Create Kitchen Shelving From a Ladder
Keep everyday dishes close at hand by creating an open-shelf system. All you need is a folding ladder and some lumber (pine or poplar, cut at least ¾-inch thick, works well and can be easily painted).
Do It Yourself: 3 Steps
Select plank shelves that are deep enough to hold your kitchenware (here, each shelf is two planks deep) and long enough that they extend at least a few inches beyond the sides of the ladder. Cut the wood to size, or let the pros at the lumberyard or home center do it for you.
Set the planks on the rungs to create shelves.
To help keep the system stable, place heavier items near the center of the shelves, taking care not to set objects too far outside the rungs.