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John Clarke Mills has been updating us on the progress of his creation of a Victorian style library for the 1890s San Francisco Victorian home he’s been renovating. The library is done and it looks great. I followed this project with keen interest because I have fantasies about doing a Victorian/steampunk number on my library one day. Love the library ladder. Gotta have one of those!

Victorian Library Complete

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Anonymous

    http://tinyurl.com/42na4og     I feel very good! See here ah!

  • http://web.ncf.ca/shawnhcorey/ Shawn H Corey

    Like.  :)

  • Anonymous

    That’s gorgeous, think the ladder should be on a runner so you can can scoot along the shelves, looking for that elusive volume. :)

  • http://wood-working.net/ Woodworking101

    Like you, I have fantasies about doing a Victorian style library ever since one of my friends had one installed professionally.  I’d love to take on a project like that but my wife would fear (probably correctly) that it would be a “work in progress” for much longer than she could possibly tolerate

  • http://wood-working.net/ Woodworking101

    Like you, I have fantasies about doing a Victorian style library ever since one of my friends had one installed professionally.  I’d love to take on a project like that but my wife would fear (probably correctly) that it would be a “work in progress” for much longer than she could possibly tolerate