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How-To: Build A Victorian Library


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

10 thoughts on “How-To: Build A Victorian Library

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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