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Random neat idea, reading a thread on pigeons, a link to an article on dovecotes, and look what I found!!

It's a revolving ladder, so you can reach in all the nests...
I want a round tall tower for my library, and a revolving ladder in it! Wouldn't that be AWESOME?!
Not this year, and probably not the next 15 years either... but a LOVELY pipe dream!!

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Lovely pipe dream indeed. It would work well in one of my hand crafted log houses and be so much fun to build. I wonder if I could do it as stairs with half log risers (steps). Thanks for the dream.
 
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So I'm thinking a tower like that, needs big stained glass windows up high, and a roof I can sit on, and put vines cascading down the sides, with floor to 20 foot high bookshelves accessed by a revolving ladder :)
Yay! Pipe dreams in the morning.
 
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That one must be deep in my head someplace, I dreamed a variation on it again, 10 months later.
Wonder what is trying to bubble out?
 
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I always wanted a turret in my house! Sadly, I have a manufactured home, and a turret would look really silly attached to it, and I have no time or money to make one. But, that doesn't mean I still don't want one!!!
 
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Where can I find more details of the keep and the underground house?
 
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John C Daley wrote:Where can I find more details of the keep and the underground house?


I snagged the picture off the net. Looks like Round Tower has the name of it, and a few more pics. You might be able to look up more info on it.
 
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Imagine what could be done in that vein with an old cement silo. I would have books forever!

Also, I like stained glass well enough, Pearl, but I wouldn't do that without having a nice skylight for a ceiling. Imagine a platform at the top, just a ring, perhaps atop the shelves themselves, where your telescope lives, and a comfy reading area.

-CK
 
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Chris: oh YES! Skylights are always required :)
I wonder how many books I could put in a tower? When I moved I could only bring 1000, maybe 1500. I sent more than 4000 books to a used bookstore. I cried. That's the only thing I cried for when I was purging stuff.

I sent a big collection of National Geographics not complete, but going back to 1906, to a large long term care veterans hospital. I called, asked if they wanted them "Oh yes!" "It takes up forty linear feet of shelf space. A LOT of Nat'l Geos!!"  "OH YES!! Give me a week or so to clear space!!"

Wonder how many books I could keep in a tower!!
 
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I want just one shelf, that spirals to the top.
 
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Dennis Mitchell wrote:I want just one shelf, that spirals to the top.



Oooooh.... I like it!! :)
 
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