Lindy Donnelly
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Lindy Donnelly


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quob wrote:
Are there rails on the ceiling that the shelves slide? Any possibility of seeing the ceiling?
   Comment   October 8, 2011
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Konnie Younts
Why are there on instr. on how to do it?
November 4, 2012 at 1:03pm   
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Lorelle Pottie
any photosof it closed? so we can see what it looks like?
May 15, 2013 at 6:26am   
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rrpollack wrote:
What hardware was used to make this bookcase moveable and stable while moving?
     Comment   January 19, 2011
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Keri Falkin
Is there any way to get design specs for the sliding bookcase or contact info for the cabinet maker? Love the results!
February 3, 2013 at 7:58am   
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I think there's something similiar in a book called Built in furniture by a Jim Tolpin. He provides the specs, for the substrate and the rollers etc

This looks great!
February 3, 2013 at 8:57am     
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bheiderscheidt wrote:
Where can I find the table and chairs?
   Comment   January 17, 2011
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where to buy this round table?
June 9, 2012 at 11:36am   
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Lindy Donnelly
The table was purchased through a vendor at the San Francisco Design Center. I'd be happy to purchase it for you. Please email me,
June 16, 2012 at 7:48pm   
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Judy Davies wrote:
Just a compliment! - I just love love love this idea!!
   Comment   June 16, 2014
jeanclemes wrote:
I am very interested in the chairs. Can you tell me where I can purchase them? Thank you.
   Comment   May 15, 2013
Sherri Boyd wrote:
Are there photos of it closed and partially closed? - Love the idea--This answers so many design issues I've been having!
   Comment   May 13, 2013

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Lily Gahagan added this to Secret Passages and Hidden Spots
Ian Fleming never mentions James Bond doing laundry. Probably it's because 007 is too busy on covert missions, but maybe, just maybe, it's because he keeps his laundering facilities cleverly sequestered behind a pair of sliding bookcases.
The other owner had been a set designer and engineer and "enjoyed smartly-crafted architecture," Donnelly says, "so it was his idea to hide the laundry room behind yet even more bookcases. We could have done a conventional laundry room within the kitchen area as it was originally when the homeowner purchased it, but this is much more unique." All photos by Eric Rorer Next: Browse more home design photos
Shawn Gauthier added this to Storage With Style
If your washing machine and dryer are in a funky spot, consider hiding it behind moveable bookshelves. When they’re closed, you’ve got a library. When they’re open, a laundromat.

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book shelves divididos
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Lovely idea for concealing items
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family room beside pantry
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Hidden laundry room
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hideaway laundry room
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hidden laundry off master closet/bedroom? goes with the theme of keeping all the clutter/mess hidden
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sliding bookcase, door, conversion, temporary, hidden
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Cool idea
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Laundry hidden behind bookshelves!
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hidden laundry room with slide apart bookshelf
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sexy y tuong! hidden small laundry (an giat nho) behind book case (dang sau di chuyen tu sach)
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Great way to hide the washer -dryer
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July 3, 2014
bookshelves slide to hide laundry room
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Behind bookshelves
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hidden washer dryer. ...very pretty
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sliding book cases
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this is interesting
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Sliding shelf for living room?
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June 27, 2014
GREAT way to hide the laundry room.
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June 26, 2014
Cool way to hide laundry
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Laundry machine
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I love the purple chairs and black bookcases.
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Rolling cabinet that hides laundry
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hidden laundry
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How you can hide the machines
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beautiful table
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laundry hidden behind bookshelves
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Sliding bookshelves!! Using skateboard wheels!!
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Main Floor Hidden Laundry Book Case
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Rolling cabinet.
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Hidden laundry - sliding bookcase
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Interesting way to conceal - sliding bookcase
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bookcase style
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ladder holder
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Hide laundry room.
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Hidden laundry
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Space saver
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June 5, 2014
I think that is hidden by a moving bookshelf
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Sliding bookshelf
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Rolling Bookcase Door
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Hidden behind shelves
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June 4, 2014
Great idea!
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sliding bookshelves
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Laundry room
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Two storage areas in one
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sliding book shelves
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May 26, 2014
We could do this upstairs!
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Sliding hidden doors
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hide washer with functional bookcases
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Hidden laundry behind bookshelves
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hidden laundry room
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Hidden Door
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Bookshelves as doors. I like.
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Hidden laundry
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Hidden treasures in books...
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May 20, 2014
Sliding door that is also built in bookcase to conceal laundry!!! Genius!!!
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May 17, 2014
The bookshelves
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stackable washer may tag energy efficient
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Ladder holder
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Bookshelves slide to hide
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tall shelves with doors
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Great idea and good for sound proofing
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sliding bookcase
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doors shelving
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hooks for ladder
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Bookshelves close to it!
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conceal laundry
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Keep it clean and hidden
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Bookcase door
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Hidden laundry room
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Hide small office space?
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Cleaning and ironing stuff
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Step ladder hanger
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Now it's an office & now it's a laundry room.
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Space efectiveness
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smart usage of the compartement
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Hidden laundry
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Just for stain color
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hanging ladder
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Hides laundry
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hidden room
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laundry room again
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Hanging stool
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way to hide laundry room
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Hanging ladder
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Rolling bookshelves instead of door
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Hide laundry
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hidden door laundry
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Hooks to hang ladder
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Book shelf hidden Landry room
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Hanging step,adder
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Tiny laundry!!!
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Hidden laundry closet!!!
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Book shelves
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laundry shelf
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May tag washer
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washing machine
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cuarto de lavado
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Put the bookshelves on rollers!!!
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sliding wall for laundry... purple chairs
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Abby's idea
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April 11, 2014
great idea for adding a second laundry option.
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Rolling book cases for laundry doors
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Hidden laundry room
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Like the drying rack idea
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Hidden laundry room
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space utilization
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sliding shelves for doors- creative
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Crawl space door?
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A porta secreta
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Holy table
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Laundry room
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Sliding storage bookcase
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laundry space and top
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March 29, 2014
Not all that hidden, but I like the little alcove
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Like the look of the shelving
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shelf breaker
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Shelves for laundry room
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Laundry disguise
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Sliding bookcases
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slides laterally
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good storage for step ladder
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You don't have to look at your laundry room!
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bookcase door
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Pleasure w/ purpose.
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Table and purple chairs
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concealed washer dryer
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Floating book shelves to hide secret room
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Ceiling mounted doors.
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Laundry room redo!
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Laundry doors
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Hidden laundry room
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Sliding bookshelves
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Moving bookshelf uncover laundry room?
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Shelf with hidden laundry
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hidden laundry room with rolling bookcases (skateboard wheels)
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Kitchen, pantry on wheels to hide laundry
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March 5, 2014
Rolling cabinets to hide washer and dryer
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March 4, 2014
Can we incorporate a hidden area like this??
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March 4, 2014
Bookcase top could just be same depth as coving
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March 4, 2014
sliding cabinet door to hide utility room from kitchen if you don't like it open. If done correctly from wall view, open is okay. But idea.
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March 3, 2014
Love that the doors covering this laundry double as book shelves!
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Sliding book cases.
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February 26, 2014
Sliding bookshelf hiding the laundry...there's an idea
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February 26, 2014
how to store ladder
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Ladder hanger
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Hide the laundry behind a bookcase
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kis helyre megoldasok
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Shelves slide to hide doorway
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February 22, 2014
Slightly more practical laundry nook
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February 22, 2014
Love this idea it solves 2 dilemmas. Question is there enough room for them to slide out of the way? Books are heavy weight issues.
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February 22, 2014
Moveable book shelves?! Awesome!!
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Laundry aea
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Fabrics of chair
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laundry room
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Not the washer & dryer but hide the desk behind sliding bookcases :)
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Purple chairs and black shelves
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