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Living room library - contemporary living room library idea in Burlington

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Living room library - contemporary living room library idea in Burlington —  Houzz

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georgiajd wrote:July 24, 2011
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    This rolling library ladder was custom-built by Alaco Ladder in California.
    Hope that helps!
  • georgiajd
    Thank you!
Didi wrote:February 6, 2012
ramonrcr wrote:July 8, 2012
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    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.
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    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!
raineymac wrote:July 12, 2012
  • raineymac
    Thanks so much. I'll contact them immediately & thank you for all the inspiration in the fabulous library space you created.
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    Renate Ruby design
    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!
sophiahayes wrote:August 22, 2012
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    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!
  • 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?
galleryone wrote:January 18, 2013
Can you tell me the thickness of the wood or MDF that is used for these shelves?

Vr Sparkle wrote:January 22, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    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.
refika kaslowski wrote:April 25, 2013
Could you tell me the color of the walls ? Thank you

robalis wrote:January 17, 2015
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    These are Q-Tran LED tape light with a very low profile. However, you will need to find a spot for the transformer.
hodiekahn wrote:December 10, 2015
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