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Java Linea Ladder Shelf

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Java Linea Ladder Shelf


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Get the most of space-saving and style with our Linea Leaning Bookshelf! It features five fixed shelves that start shallow at the top and get deeper as you go down - each shelf features a gallery edge to keep items in place. Join multiple leaning bookcases side-by-side or customize your décor by adding coordinating items from our Linea Collection.

  • Solid Poplar wood posts with melamine shelves
  • Anti-tip hardware included



  • 24-7/8" x 13-3/4" x 71-1/2" h


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Java Linea Ladder Shelf is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 132.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great substitute for bulky bookshelves! My teenage daughter wanted a shelf for all the collectibles she has accumulated over her HS years. Not only is this functional it's not an eyesore in her small room. The varying depths allow her to display everything from jewelry boxes to yearbooks to school medals. The dark finish is also great for hiding small scuff marks.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shelf It! Our 13 year old daughter described what she wanted and needed for her books and endless odds and ends. Our first stop was at the Container Store - 10 mins in and out of the store with the perfect shelf and a very happy teenager! Thank you!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make a Closet More Useful I have a home office with a small clothes closet. I wanted to use the dead space next to the storage unit I already had in the closet to move files from my desk top, but keep them easily within reach. I walked around the Container Store looking for stacking shelves. When an associate asked if she could help& I told her what I was doing, she suggested the leaning shelves. These leaning shelves fit perfectly and were just the trick for clearing my desk and helping me utilize the closet better. Thank You Container Store and Helpful Employee
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its the perfect size, so functional and it looks stylish in our living room. Wish it had a smaller shelf on the bottom to put the computer tower on. But i guess it's more for laptop's i still love it.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful & Easy Beautiful bookshelf. Exactly what we were looking for at the right price.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice! I did a lot of online shopping and these seemed to be the best and we were not disappointed. They're sturdy and the finish is good. The narrow size is perfect for what we needed - as shelving and for a bedside table. A tall element is just what the bedroom needed. And as we move the bed around the shelves can be moved easily. Perfect!
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent Quality for Price Once the shelves I purchased were assembled they were solid and what I was looking for. However I was a bit disappointed that out of the box that the white coating was peeling off the shelves in places. Also the mounting used to secure the shelves to the wall is terrible. Shelves would have received a better score if the wall mounting was better. I ended up devising my own wall mounting to secure the shelves from sliding out from the wall
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great... for carpeted flooring Wanting a bookcase with a more "open" feel, I thought the Linea was the perfect solution. It wasn't difficult to put together, though there's a slight struggle in the beginning with the natural unevenness. My only complaint, albeit a large complaint, is that there's no warning this does NOT work on sleek flooring (e.g. wood or tile). I wish TCS would include a rubber foot or something. Nonslip pads from the hardware store were not sufficient either. I had to purchase a small rug in order to keep the shelf from sliding out.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this bookcase I bought this for my bathroom and I love it. It's just small enough to fit where I wanted it but with some cute baskets holds a ton. Looks really nice too. Easy to assemble by myself.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cleared my bedroom. This was easier to put together than we anticipated. We put 2 next to each other on one side of master bed. The stain matched the headboard and 1 middle shelf serves as a bed side table. The 2 large bottom shelves hold my file boxes which were not all together in one place. The upper shelves are being used for books & family photos. It is very attractive and can be used in many ways. We anchored it to the wall so it is very secure.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wise investment!! We bought two of these and the corridanating desk. It is where our son who is on the autism spectrum uses his touch screen computer. We used the included hardware to secure it to the wall. Let's just say we've gone threw 3 wooden chairs but the desk and shelves haven't budged! It's been 3 years :)
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good! Used in my toddlers room with some wooden storage cubes to hold his books. Worked out perfect! Not to hard to assemble.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking piece I bought this bookcase for a small section in our living room for pictures. It works perfectly and looks great. My only issue is putting it together. The instructions were clear, but it was a bit awkward at times trying to line the pieces up to screw everything together. I would buy this again for another room.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece! Looks great in my room as an accent piece and storage. Was fairly easy to put together though I would suggest doing it with another person. It was tricky to do on my own since it leans - so the pieces don't fit at right angles. But it only took about half and hour and looks fantastic.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value Bought three of the units when they went on sale. They look great side-by-side in our home office and can hold considerably more weight than we anticipated. Putting them together is easy (~30 minutes each), and spare screws and dowels are provided in case you lose anything. Would highly recommend, especially when they are on sale.
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Desk Organization! Recently, I had purchased this product to organize my room. I'm so glad that I did. It so much organized and neat in my room. Before, I had a huge wood desk that took too much space in the room. I wanted a desk that was smaller and condensed but still looked great. I had chosen the Linea model because it was space-saving and stylish. It was a the best purchase ever. I'm a POP! member so I received a $15.00 dollar discount. It was great!
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bookcase for a Small Space! This simple and attractive bookcase fits perfectly in a small wall space in my home office. It gives me a place to put things I love and also keeps my important papers within reach. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that two Stockholm desktop files fit side by side on the bottom shelf! This narrow bookcase holds way more than I thought it would. I purchased the regular Linea bookcase too and placed my elfa desk with bungee office chair between the two bookcases. It looks great and is functional too!
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Low Profile Desk! My fiancée and I bought this desk a few weeks ago because we were searching for ways to make a small room seem bigger. The bookshelves are easy to put together but the desk is a little difficult. When we bought it I questioned the sturdiness of the leaning desk concept but once assembled and setup I found that to no longer be a concern. I would recommend this to anybody who is looking maximize limited space, it was a worthwhile purchase.
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Stable and Functional Bought this shelf to hold my cookbooks in the kitchen. Turned out to be very stable and holds quite a number of books. I had a picture window that I didn't want to block but had very little area to put a shelf. The free-standing design occupies very little floor space yet does the job nicely. Liked that it came in white as it coordinates well with my crown molding & baseboard colors. Am happy I bought it.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect simple desk If you just need a simple desk for the living room for a laptop, then this is the perfect piece of furniture. It was pretty easy to assemble but will require two people.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect! This is the first thing I've ever put together by myself, but I did it! I was so proud of myself! It was really organized and I was so happy with the whole thing when it was done - I did the media center and the 2 bookcases. It fills out the wall and looks great!
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from beautiful I would have given this five stars except there is one step in the early part of assembly where I had to finagle a way to support the two parts of the legs and connect those to shelf "G," the center shelf. (I ended up turning the not-yet-assembled shelves into height supports to get the screws in properly aligned.) It is much easier to assemble this part with two people but overall the rest can easily be done alone. Additionally the instructions are clear, simple and virtually idiot-proof. I bought two, one for either side of our fireplace and they are sturdy and look gorgeous. What is also nice is that they don't overshadow the items that sit on them.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good option for smaller room This shelf offers the ability to have a way to display/store items without the bulkiness of a regular shelf. It appears more open and as if it takes up less room, good for a smaller room.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted I purchased this for my home office, and it was just what I needed -- it can handle books as well as decorations, it is easy to assemble and move, and it looks great!
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many uses! I bought this to put in my bathroom for towel storage. It looks great and works great! Great quality, but you may need two people to put it together.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for Anything and Everything This product was easy to assemble and fits nicely in our kitchen. I am currently using the Linea Bookcase to store all of my baking supplies. Its large enough to store what I need, but also is small enough to put near an entryway and you won't run into it. The white went with our kitchen, but the Java is a nice color if you are going for the 'wood' look.
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish Bookcase The Java Linea Leaning Bookcase is stylish, functional, and easy to clean. It's a nice and airy piece to place in an office or in a living room.
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute desk Cute desk, nice clean lines, pretty easy to put together Only reason not 5 stars is desk tabletop is not the sturdiest if you lean down on it
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever I bought two of these and the matching desk. I love the price and the quality and how they look. I am not handy and I was able to easily assemble them.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific shelf! We bought this for my son's room and it is perfect. It looks clean and fits a ton of children's books.
Date published: 2014-02-18
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Community Q&A

How wide is the bookcase?

One of your answers says the bookcase is 13 3/4 inches wide, but another answer says the interior of each shelf is 14.5 inches wide, which would be wider than the entire bookcase!
Asked by: BillB
The interior of each shelf is just short of 14.5 inches.
Answered by: Dedenyc
Date published: 2015-08-15

what is the depth of each shelf?

Asked by: klathen
13, 11, 9.5, 7, 4.5. From bottom shelf to top shelf. That's the inside part of the shelf. Add 1/2" to wall
Answered by: Dedenyc
Date published: 2015-08-15

How big are the shelf components broken down for shipping or pick-up?

I really want to be able to take this shelf home with me this weekend; however, I want to make sure all the components will fit in my car. What size boxes can I expect to put in my car if I order the shelf for in-store pick-up?
Asked by: emcconn
The bookcase is 51” x 19” x 7” and 36 lbs. The desk is 47” x 22” x 7” and 30 lbs.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2017-02-21


May I get the dimensions of each shelf please?
Asked by: MMSteamboat
The interior measurement of the shelves (from top to bottom) is 4-3/4", 6-3/4", 9-1/2", 11" and 13-3/4" deep. Also, each shelf interior is 14-1/2" wide.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2016-01-14

Are the Java Liena Bookcases and desk stable if I put them on carpet?

Asked by: leslie555
The Java Linea Leaning Bookcase and Desk can be placed upon a carpeted floor securely.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2013-10-25

What is the weight limit for the shelves?

Asked by: Jaina
The top three Linea Bookcase shelves can support up to 50 pounds each. The bottom two shelves can support up to 75 pounds each.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2016-10-25

Is this available in white?

Asked by: Quay
Our Linea Ladder Shelf is not available in white.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-08-27

My bookcase has fallen down twice, marking up my walls, because the legs are slipping on my hardwood floor. How can I prevent this?

Asked by: buzzcook
You may want to try adding our Clear Self-Stick Bumpers to the feet and the back of the bookcase where it touches the wall. See the product link below.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2017-06-20

How high is the lowest shelf?

I'm trying to have the lowest shelf go over a heater that is 8 inches tall. Are the shelves' positions adjustable? If not, how high is the bottom shelf? Thanks!
Asked by: LexieBrew
The shelves are not adjustable, but the bottom shelf is 8-1/2" from the floor.
Answered by: djjones
Date published: 2013-10-22

What are interior dimensions of bottom shelf?

Hoping to put a printer on the bottom shelf. What is the height from the bottom shelf to the next highest shelf and the width of the flat part of the shelf (minus edges)?
Asked by: Wrex
The interior dimensions for the bottom shelf are 21-1/4'' wide and 13'' deep. The distance from the bottom shelf to the second shelf is 13-3/4'' tall.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2013-10-22

What is the least amount that the bottom shelf protrudes into the room?

Asked by: MamaKate
The bottom level protrudes 13-1/2''.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2013-12-29

What are the dimensions in between each shelf?

Asked by: redecorating
The Linea Bookcase shelves are spaced 14" apart in height.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2014-07-04

can the three pieces pictured, desk and two bookcases be partial. Another words can you go with the desk and one bookcasae?

Asked by: schwabe
Our Linea Leaning products are sold separately, allowing you to create the combination you like. See our product recommendations for additional information.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2014-05-29

what are the dimensions of the 3,4,5 shelves?

Asked by: holder
Interior dimensions of each shelf: Top Shelf = 21-1/4'' wide x 5-1/2" deep 2nd Shelf = 21-1/4'' wide x 7-1/2" deep 3rd Shelf = 21-1/4'' wide x 10" deep 4th Shelf = 21-1/4'' wide x 11-1/2" deep Bottom Shelf = 21-1/4'' wide x 13-1/2" deep
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2017-08-07

Is the color Java most closely related to brown, gray, or black?

Asked by: ContainerStoreGroupie
Java is a very deep brown color-- very akin to a dark chocolate color.
Answered by: mmbriscoe
Date published: 2013-11-05

Carpet only or hardwood floors?

Will this bookcase work on hardwood floors too or just carpet?
Asked by: AllieP
This product is compatible with hard floors, and carpeted floors.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2017-01-01

What are the dimensions of the higher shelves?

Asked by: TLC23
The top shelf measures 5-1/2" deep. The second shelf measures 7-1/2" deep. The distance between the top two shelves is 14 inches.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2015-10-01

Does this need to be bolted into the wall?

Asked by: Dalek
This comes with anti-tip straps that should be attached to the wall.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2014-08-07

what is the weight capacity of this shelf?

I have a several boxes of books. Many of them are heavy text books. Therefore, I need to know the weight capacity of these shelves before I purchase them.
Asked by: huisache
The top shelves of our Java Linea Narrow Leaning Bookcase can support up to 50 pounds each. The bottom two shelves can support up to 75 pounds each.
Answered by: djjones
Date published: 2017-05-21

What are the shelf depths and other dimensions of this product?

Asked by: lomei
The two Linea Leaning Bookcases consist of the following shelves (from top to bottom): 5-1/2" deep 7-1/2" deep 10" deep 11-1/2" deep 13-1/2" deep The shelves are evenly spaced 14" apart in height. The bottom bookcase shelf is 8-1/2" from the floor. The Linea Leaning Desk has a top shelf which measures 5-1/2" deep. The second shelf is 7-1/2" deep. The desk is 29-1/2" wide by 18" deep by 3/4" thick. From the floor to the underside of the desk measures 28" high. The distance from the desk surface to the shelf above it is 22" high.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2017-08-07

Is the 18" depth measurement for the bottom shelf?

First, the 18" measurement is for the depth, correct? Second, is it the measure of the bottom, or largest, shelf? Thanks!
Asked by: interestedbuyer
The 18'' measurement is actually referring to the width of the product. The interior dimensions per shelf have been listed below for your reference. Top: 14.5'' W x 4.75'' D 2nd from Top: 14.5'' W x 6.75'' D 3rd from Top: 14.5'' W x 9.25'' D 4th from Top: 14.5'' W x 10.75'' D Bottom: 14.5'' W x 13'' D
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2016-11-05

I'm not sure if the 3 separate boxes will fit into my BMW 328i. What are the dimensions and weight of each box?

Linea Leaning Desk & Bookcases White 19" x 83" x 71-1/2" h10059195 is the item in question. Thanks!
Asked by: RichA1
The Linea Leaning Bookcase, item 10055168, comes packaged in a 49" x 18" x 7" box that weighs 34.30 pounds. Two of these are featured in the online configuration. The Linea Leaning Desk, item 10055169, comes packaged in a 46.5" x 22" x 7" box that weighs 29.85 pounds.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2017-09-12

How do you install Java Linea Leaning Desk on the wall

I have the whole Java Linea Leaning Desk components. I don't see a way to bolt it to the wall. If I don't install\bolt it to the wall then it will fall. Can someone assist me?
Asked by: Bombolini
This comes with anti-tip straps that should be attached to the wall.
Answered by: maarechar
Date published: 2016-07-09

Anti-Tip question

Thank you for the fast answer. I do understand that it comes with straps however where do they go? How would the straps gets installed on the unit itself and then on the wall?
Asked by: Bombolini
There is an anti-tip plate that you install on the top shelf of the solution. The strap is installed on the wall then connected to the plate. For more information, please visit the installation instruction link:
Answered by: chuckm
Date published: 2017-10-07

How wide is the actual desk part?

I'd like to know how the wide the actual desk is so that I can determine if there's enough room for a laptop and notebook. Thank you.
Asked by: mila
The actual desktop surface of our Linea Leaning Desk is 29-1/2" wide x 18" deep.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-10-07

Is there still a "narrow" version of this product?

I'm looking at the White Linea Ladder Shelf which appears to be 24-7/8" wide. At one time there was a "narrow" version of this shelf. One of the pictures on on the product page seems to show the narrow version, but I can't seem to find the product page for it. Is the narrow version still available?
Asked by: Lulu090
Our Narrow Linea Ladder Shelf is no longer available.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-03-11

The width dimension listed is 13 3/4". The same width dimension listed for the narrow Linea shelf. What is the width of this unit?

I have a 17 inch space between my bathroom vanity and toilet. I would love to purchase one of the Linea shelving units but need a little help deciding which would work best. Thank you in advance!
Asked by: MariaW
This particular product is listed D x W x H, so it is 13-3/4" D x 24-7/8" W x 71-1/2" H.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2015-09-16

How much weight can the desk work surface support?

Asked by: baheisig
The desk surface can support up to 75 pounds.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2017-06-20

What is the distance from the floor to the bottom shelf?

I need to make sure this will fit over my baseboard heaters.
Asked by: roselibrary
The bottom shelf is 8-1/2" from the floor.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2017-08-28

What are the dimensions (height and width) of the space under the work surface?

Asked by: charmedlife99
There is 28'' of height under the desk, and 29-1/2'' of width.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2015-08-21
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