Louise Lakier
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September 13, 2014
Tracey Briens wrote:
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@Tracy Briens- thanks for the complement and your interest. You need some steel plate brackets that a metal fabricator/worker can make for you easily and fairly inexpensively. I used roofing joists recycled from a carport I tore down and from the roof and ceiling removed to raise the ceiling height for this room. These were glued together to make 13 inch wide shelves. It is important to use lag bolts to secure the brackets to wall studs. Then screw in the shelves to the brackets. Hope that helps and sorry for the late reply. I look in on Lakier's ideabook of our house to answer questions and see folk's comments. Like many DIY's I have a blog about our ongoing work to our home. http://smortegav.blogspot.com/
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November 3, 2012
pmikejunot wrote:
Where can I purchase/order the library ladder?
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The hardware (metal ladder parts, rail) are available from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware (Rockler.com). While the ladder itself is not included (they cater to woodworking hobbyists), the instructions are very strait forward. When doing my homework, I saw other sites that could sell you the whole works, but they were of course more expensive and type of wood I wanted (cambia poplar) wasn't an option.
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Mary Elizabeth
If you are in the Minneapolis area, there is currently one on Craigslist - search "library ladder"
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October 31, 2012
ewalden01 wrote:
Love the chair-where is it from? - Who makes the chairs?
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Beth Buffetta
I like the bookcase against the left wall. Where is that from?
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Hi Beth B.- The bookcase is from my shop. I made it to house records primarily, but it is also where we keep recently acquired books.
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September 18, 2014
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March 9, 2014
kikilejeue wrote:
Love the blue door! Could you tell me the name of the color/company?
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The living room's vaulted ceiling made space for a library with open shelving and a custom sliding ladder. Reclaimed fir from Barnwood Naturals adds warmth to the high ceiling. Sal built a wall with two archways between the living room and the kitchen to separate the two rooms.Red oak finished with a water-based polyurethane grounds the entire first floor. Geri hand made and installed the floor tiles at the hearth.
Tiffany Carboni added this to Over-the-Door Shelves Offer Sneaky Storage
Taking the library to new heights. If you have a tall room, emphasize its height with a floating library that doesn't rob floor space. Just make sure you can access it. A rolling library ladder like this one fits the bill nicely. If a rolling ladder isn’t your style — or if your space can’t accommodate one — make sure you have another safe way to access your shelves. Folding ladders stash out of view when not in use.

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book case
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October 18, 2014
nice small library
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Book cases on either side of door, same position as down stairs on either side of entertainment center.
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Floor to ceiling bookshelves with ladder
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like ladder idea
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White and wood
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I wonder if we can do some sort of shelving. I like this with ladder- Probably not enough room.
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book storage
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Like how to books are stored. Might be possible with the office or one of the bedrooms
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above the door shelves
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I love using the books to fill high spaces
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Save lower wall space by putting book shelves up high
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The layout here allows for many books, without being overwhelming...
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I like the use of high space for the books
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perfect idea for the "library" over hang
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love this!! great use of space on a high ceiling
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good use of space
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cool shelves
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Love the library!
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Master Bedroom - Book shelf on dividing wall above bed
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i love it! Just love it!
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This would be good with the built in shelves around the whole room.
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Lighter and brighter... going UP with book storage
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high ceiling area in my bedroom
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Idea for new high ceiling -wall , bookshelves with sliding ladder.
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Looks nice but probably a pain to climb up every time. Realistically speaking.
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two chairs...reupholster with leather?
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vaulted ceiling bookshelf
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High ceiling library
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around door
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ideal for the space its in.
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shelves up high
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taking advantage of vertical space with overhead library!
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cool looking
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bookshelves over the door
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library ladder!!!!
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Iron Door, Book Shelf.
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Shelving good
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book shelves for office
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Thought about doing this...
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Love this.
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Library Ladder
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rolling ladder
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the ldea of having the books on top of the door, saving space...
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exactly how i will build my library
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