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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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This idea came into my head again this morning, 4 years later. It still fascinates me!
 
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I want a pantry like that! Bottom subterranean with cheese and wine, moving up to ferments and jars of produce, bags of flour, beans and rice, salami and hams hanging from the ladder and dried herbs hanging at the top.

Keep dreaming - I’m a dreamer too!
 
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Oh now, THAT'S a neat idea! I think if I had it as a pantry, I'd want that turning ladder to be steps that can move the same way. I don't relish coming down a ladder with heavy food stuff in my hands.

Actually, book tower wants it to be steps too. Easy to SAY "only one book at a time" but then you have the reshelving problem....
 
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