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Vintage Library Shelving - Eurekan - 05-04-2023

There is a very good article by Smithsonian detailing and explaining revolving bookcases once sold to libraries. They use a catalog from 1894 and provide lots of pictures and details. There are quite a few different styles shown in the article. Anyone looking for a project might enjoy giving this a view. I don't have the room to roll one of these around in my house but I'd love to try anyway.

Vintage Library Shelving

Here is one of the illustrations as an example of what's provided.
[Image: library-bureau-classified-illustrated-page-145.jpeg]


RE: Vintage Library Shelving - woodworkersteve - 05-05-2023

Thanks for sharing, in my limited knowledge, I had never considered a revolving, rolling bookstand. Moving this onto the summer project list!
Steve


RE: Vintage Library Shelving - 6270_Productions - 05-05-2023

(05-05-2023, 08:30 AM)woodworkersteve Wrote: Thanks for sharing, in my limited knowledge, I had never considered a revolving, rolling bookstand. Moving this onto the summer project list!
Steve

Looks to me like it would be cheaper to just buy one.


Winkgrin


RE: Vintage Library Shelving - iclark - 05-05-2023

(05-05-2023, 04:32 PM)6270_Productions Wrote: Looks to me like it would be cheaper to just buy one.


Winkgrin

I didn't know that Ikea sold them.


RE: Vintage Library Shelving - 6270_Productions - 05-06-2023

(05-05-2023, 09:53 PM)iclark Wrote: I didn't know that Ikea sold them.

Maybe not like the one pictured.  
Big Grin


RE: Vintage Library Shelving - Stwood_ - 05-06-2023

(05-06-2023, 04:48 AM)6270_Productions Wrote: Maybe not like the one pictured.  
Big Grin

Yea, those are dirt cheap. I'll take 50....