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Contemporary Renovation Norwich VT

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January 17, 2015
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These are Q-Tran LED tape light with a very low profile. However, you will need to find a spot for the transformer.
    Bookmark   January 21, 2015 at 7:40AM
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April 25, 2013
refika kaslowski 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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Marina Frangolias
Although I love the look of open bookcases, I think they will attract to much dust so I'm thinking of enclosing the bookshelves in either a sliding or glass doors. I haven't really seen any photos. I'm worried also that these library ladders won't work and since the bookcases we are building will be 10 ft. high, it'll pose a problem. Any ideas?
    Bookmark   October 30, 2014 at 8:45PM
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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.
    Bookmark   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!
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 3:25PM
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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.
    Bookmark   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!
    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 7:05AM
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February 6, 2012
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Yes
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July 24, 2011
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Hello,
This rolling library ladder was custom-built by Alaco Ladder in California.
Hope that helps!
    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 6:57AM
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Thank you!
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

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.
Vanessa Brunner added this to Readers' Choice: Best Living Rooms of 2011
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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Showcase portion of the bookcase adds light and breaks it up visually, makes it seem less imposing.
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cool to have "showcase" portion in bookcase / love library ladder too. this one seems warmer with partial wood
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one day would love to have bookcases stacked up to a tall ceiling and use a ladder to access...
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Cut-outs in shelving. Also, ladder.
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really nice book case and ladder and lighted space Smith & Vansant Architects PC SaveEmail 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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Books! Lots and lots of space for books! And the ladder!
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Ladder against window end??
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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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Space for art.
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Library ladders
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high book shelve and cut the books look shelves with light..
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