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Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: Libraryfatfred on June 20th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)

I had seen the first picture... but not the rest.
I love all the wood.
And I'd probably cover a few of the shelves with picture frames on hinges. Just to show off artwork.
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on June 20th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Aha! That answers my question, "But what if you have art AND books?" The obvious solution is hinged panels of varying sizes, with hooks for picture-hanging, which allow you to still reach the books behind them. Note: for large pictures, weight may become an issue -- you may want to make some of the uprights wide enough to hold sturdier hinges.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: Libraryfatfred on June 20th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)

That's always been the question! Do I use the wall space for book cases or artwork?
If I built my own house I'd have both, or do double walls like John Soames house in London.
*thinking* OK, perhaps more like shoji walls to protect the books and show off the art. That way you get the best of both!

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Maggiesillymagpie on June 20th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Wow. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside...I could own ALL the books. All of them.
Tom the Alien Cattomtac on June 20th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
My database professor claimed a similar house -- he had mony thousands of books and they were all shelved, and there were shelves everywhere. (But he was more the type to just nail some angle brackets up and add a shelf as needed, a "board over the door" kind of thing.)

The article said they take earthquakes into account -- any clues as to what that is about?

(re other comments: Of course there are bookshelves near the toilet and the bathtub! Where else would they be so useful?)