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Contemporary Renovation Norwich VT

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April 25, 2013
refika wrote:
Could you tell me the color of the walls ? Thank you
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Lily of the Valley #905 from Benjamin Moore.
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January 22, 2013
violetr wrote:
shelf dimensions. - Your work is always a stand-out on Houzz. I love how you manage space and light. That said: how deep are the bookcase shelves? I'm haggling with our contractor & my husband over 9 and 3/4 inch shelves vs. 8 inch shelves. Thanks for stepping into this!
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Thank you for the nice comments. I am not willing to step into the fray, but these shelves provide 12 1/4 inches depth of usable space measured from the back to the front of the nosing.
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January 18, 2013
galleryone wrote:
Can you tell me the thickness of the wood or MDF that is used for these shelves?
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The thinner vertical and horizontal lines are created using 3/4" painted poplar.
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August 22, 2012
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Hello,
These shelves are illuminated using Tokistar's Advantage series low-voltage undercabinet lighting. You will want to carefully plan your transformer location and bulb spacing with this line of lighting.
Hope that helps!
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July 12, 2012
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Thanks so much. I'll contact them immediately & thank you for all the inspiration in the fabulous library space you created.
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I was also going to ask about the ladder. I tried to have someone build a library ladder for a project last year and no one would assume the liability for a custom ladder. Thanks for the resource share!
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July 8, 2012
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Hello,
Sorry, I cannot give you the cost of this, but a good online source for library ladders is Putnam Rolling Ladder. You will have to provide some specifics about height, hardware, and finishes for your own installation. Here is a link to their site. http://www.putnamrollingladder.com/
Good luck.
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Sorry, I misled you - this particular ladder is not from Putnam Ladders, this particular rolling library ladder was custom-built by Alaco Ladder in California.
Hope that helps!
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Yes
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Hello,
This rolling library ladder was custom-built by Alaco Ladder in California.
Hope that helps!
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Margaret Everton added this to Beautiful Modern Home Libraries
White materials and upholstery create a lighter setting. The beautiful detail is added in the boxy and bold lighting within the shelving.
Becky Harris added this to Get Ideas for a Cozy Library Space
Installing a library ladder can take up a little bit of floor space, but the extra shelves they access more than make up for it.
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8. This floor-to-ceiling bookshelf is the perfect way to turn part of a living room into a library. Houzzers loved the rolling ladder and the clever addition of built-in display shelves to show off collections or other tchotchkes.
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This wall of books is designed with an integral railing for a rolling ladder as well as lighting for two horizontal openings used for displaying objects. In proportion and execution the shelves are minimal yet elegant.
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You don't need built-ins (rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea will do the trick), but they do look good, don't they? And books are their own form of decor, adding color, texture and personality to a room (and to a person, for that matter).
Safety Options Using the ladder properly offers the highest level of safety and appeals to most folks’ common sense. Always maintain three points of contact at all times (both feet and a hand). Don’t try to slide the ladder while standing on it, and instead of overreaching, move the ladder to a new position. While library ladders are quite sturdy and safe by design, most companies offer additional safety options. Handrails are one, as seen on this ladder. Rubber nonslip safety treads are another option. Safety wheels and auto-stop functions, which lock the moment the ladder has weight placed on it, are also available.

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