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Contemporary Renovation Norwich VT

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refika wrote:
Could you tell me the color of the walls ? Thank you
   Comment   April 25, 2013
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Lily of the Valley #905 from Benjamin Moore.
May 5, 2013 at 1:25PM     
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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!
     Comment   January 22, 2013
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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.
January 22, 2013 at 6:20AM     
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galleryone wrote:
Can you tell me the thickness of the wood or MDF that is used for these shelves?
     Comment   January 18, 2013
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The thinner vertical and horizontal lines are created using 3/4" painted poplar.
January 18, 2013 at 5:32PM     
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sophiahayes wrote:
Can you provide details of the under- or in-shelf lighting? - I see that the objects are illuminated from below on the upper shelf and from above on the lower shelf. Do you have a source for that type of lighting? Thanks!
   Comment   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!
September 19, 2012 at 2:32PM     
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raineymac wrote:
Library Ladder - I contacted Putnam Ladders which you recommended to one of the other questions but they said that they did not make this ladder & they don't use the metal rails on their ladders like the one in the photo. the library ladder in the photo is perfect for my project & I would so appreciate knowing your source. Thank you so much for your kind response. By the way, you've given me inspiration for the loft in my house where I would otherwise have not been as creative. Thanks again. Rainey, Naples, FL
   Comment   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.
July 16, 2012 at 1:28PM   
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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!
August 6, 2013 at 3:25PM   
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ramonrcr wrote:
Price of the ladder only - My question is how can i get the ladder with all the hardware to install and also the price. Can you please let me know thank you.
   Comment   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.
July 9, 2012 at 12:58PM   
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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!
July 31, 2012 at 7:05AM   
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ndmojay wrote:
Is that shelving custom?
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Yes
February 6, 2012 at 1:21PM   
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georgiajd wrote:
where did you purchase the ladder? thank you!
   Comment   July 24, 2011
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Hello,
This rolling library ladder was custom-built by Alaco Ladder in California.
Hope that helps!
July 17, 2012 at 6:57AM   
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Thank you!
July 17, 2012 at 7:12AM   
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