sounds like you are replacing the steelcase with a built in
sounds aesthetically pleasing
with or without hardware you are going to be making the ladder right
or are you buying the whole thing ladder + hardware
i really meant looking for inspiration for the ladder not the hardware
1) will the legs be splayed and become narrow toward the top
2) how will you implement the rungs
3) steps or bars
4) or steps on the lower portion and bars near the top
5) will the steps be mounted with brackets
6) will the bars go all the way through the rails
7) with the rail ends be flush or have an ornamental wood cap
8) or maybe metal caps
Note that Leon specified 'lateral file cabinets', which are much
more rare on CL. They're also more useful and fit better into
a wall full of shelving.
Hardware for library ladders is available from several suppliers
along with plans if necessary.
The nice thing about the setups, is that the ladder can be pushed up
against the wall or shelves perpendicular to the floor. Then pulled out
to support you.
While expensive, it's actually space saving. The double wheel option
appears safer than the loop over that Rockler sells. And has the
advantage of supporting the ladder while 90 degrees.
the construction is very nice has a nautical look to it
or you could go the rustic route and use some small timbers for the ladder
Nice looking but probably nit practical. The ladder needs to be
relatively close so that you can reach the book case on the lower
Since it is unlikely that any step past the third from the floor will be
used to stand on, we will only need to be able to reach to 10' I will
more likely go with something like this but taller.
On 10/13/2015 11:22 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I intend for the ladder to be out far from the cabinets. Most likely it
will be out of the way when not being used. I suspect that I will
remove the ladder and place it on the side of one of the cabinets.
Ceramic tile floors on the entire down stairs section of our house.
On Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 1:32:21 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
Seems like you have already come up the best solution. Thinking that it wi
ll probably not be used often and then the fact that you won't be going too
high, I was thinking of some kind of rolling affair, but when looking at y
our Sketchup rendition and knowing you have ceramic floors, a simply movabl
e ladder would be the best and easiest solution. $1000 is a lot to spend f
or something that might be used just a few times a year.
On 10/14/2015 9:49 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The rolling ladder was considered for the wow factor should we ever sell
our house and leave the unit here.
$1000 is a really big amount for a wow factor. Yes I like expensive
Festool tools but they pay for themselves. ;~)
Rockler sells the hardware for a decent price.
I saw a ladder for libraries by Ben Franklin of Thomas Edison that
folded up like a collapsible " Z" A few months back. It may have been
here, took virtually not room when not in use and stuck in a corner,
or laying on the Floor. I did a search but I couldn't find it to day.
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