While at a school fete today I saw 2 step ladders being used as part of a ‘fun’ obstacle course! While I didn’t think it was the safest thing I have ever seen I did think it was creative (in a Health and Safety accident waiting too happen) kind of way. But it seems people use ladders for all sorts of weird things…
Top 10 Alternative Uses of Ladders
10 – Light of the Ladder
It doesn’t get any stranger than using stepladders as chandeliers. But it does have to be said that they do indeed look amazing, and must have taken ages to make. It will come to no surprise to some that this is located in a design collage canteen.
9 – Christmas Ladder
At first it might seem like these festive ladders are someone who is cheap. But that is simply not the case, in fact people often make up a Christmas ladder because they are allergic to plastic and real ones! So there is thinking in the madness it seems.
8 – DIY Hanging
Not only does these 2 step ladders being used upside down as a bookshelf look stunning, but it is also a great use for old step ladder if you have some going spare. As far as alternative uses for ladders go, this one I really approve of.
7 – BBQ
Now I am sure that a Multi-fold ladder is much more expensive than a BBQ stand, But try telling this person that! But I suppose at least there is 2 stands for the food trays, but thin ladder rungs make for a bad drinks holder.
6 – Getting the Signal
I am sure there is a very legitimate reasons for someone using a stepladder as a satellite stand. But the danger factor is quite high given that it is a metal ladder with a power current going to the satellite receiver!
5 – Fancy Dress
I am now wondering the amount of beer you need to drink, before you think a wooden step ladder is great fancy dress costume? But as you can see people do it all the time, but I do like the fact that the image on the right has used one of the rungs to hold his food.
4 – Slide on up!
What can only be described as a make-shift pool side slide might seem like a good use of a step ladder, and I do indeed applaud the creative aspect of it. But the danger level on this is too high for words, and I would not let my little one up that, no way.
3 – Hold on!
This is one of those used of step ladders that is either pure, creative genius, or utter madness. But strangely it does seem to offer a rustic style view even though it is as unsafe as it gets.
2 – Reach for the loo
It might look like a photoshop image, but this was in fact a social test in a lavatory in France that testes if people really would use a step ladder to goto the urinal, rather than use the lower and empty female toilets next door. Apparently over 80% just used the ladder!
1 – Shoe Rack
This is in fact what is often called a display ladder, and can be used for various purposes. But simply buying one, leaning it up against the wall and hanging shoes on it does look great and offers you easy access to the shoes as well.