Lindy Donnelly
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Lindy Donnelly


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October 8, 2011
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Konnie Younts
Why are there on instr. on how to do it?
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 1:03PM
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Lorelle Stables
any photosof it closed? so we can see what it looks like?
    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 6:26AM
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January 19, 2011
rrpollack wrote:
What hardware was used to make this bookcase moveable and stable while moving?
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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!
2 Likes    Bookmark   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!
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January 17, 2011
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where to buy this round table?
    Bookmark   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,
    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 7:48PM
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June 16, 2014
Judy Davies wrote:
Just a compliment! - I just love love love this idea!!
May 15, 2013
jeanclemes wrote:
I am very interested in the chairs. Can you tell me where I can purchase them? Thank you.
May 13, 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!

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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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love the purple chairs for the kitchen table
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Nice book shelves
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rolling bookcases hide laundry room.
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Open shelf for detergent, etc?
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Hiding laundry behind bookcases along with step ladder to reach high shelves. What a great idea!
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Hanger for step ladder.
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love the purple chairs
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hidden laundry, perhaps with pantry?
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cabinet piece on side of dryer.
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Hiding the washer/dryer behind track shelves is a neat idea
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Clever hidden laundry. My boys would be all over the secret hide out! Instead of the ladder, do fold down ironing board,
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bookshelf slides to hide laundry
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It's a wonderful way to hide your laundry room and more space for books!
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most unusual concealment technique for laundry
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great way to do laundry
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Laundry room (or pantry) hidden behind book cases--Smart Idea!
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How cool would this be! Only problem is there's nowhere for the bookcase to slide without blocking the furnace/water heater closet...
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Bookshelves kahit saan na lang
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this might be a really good idea to do in the basement for the laundry room
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small living, hidden laundry center - love it!
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small living, hidden laundry center - love it!
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sliding bookshelfs hide the laundry
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Bookcases hide laundry room when appliances not in use.
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multi function, elegant hiding
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hang ladder
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great place for the entertaining bar, wine cellar
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brilliant way to hide the laundry room
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good use of space and brilliand hiding idea
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세탁기 사다리
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how cool! wait! this can be utilized in boys bath slash laundry.
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librero/ puertas
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Hidden Laundry Room
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Cool idea to hide a desk nook or Laundry room
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Hidden washer dryer
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family room beside pantry
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