super coo shelves

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super coo shelves

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Nov 26, 2012, 10:53am

The rotate in sections to open or close off a room, and they're built from waste plywood. I'm in awe.

Nov 26, 2012, 11:09am

super cool, that is, not coo.

Nov 26, 2012, 11:18am

They'd be even cooler if you can put books on both sides :)

On the practical side though - won't these be a bit too heavy to spin and leave them not lying on the ones under them...

Nov 26, 2012, 11:30am

Not the way they pack them, with just some teapots and framed pictures.

Nov 26, 2012, 11:57am

4 also depends on how they're engineered and the spinning mechanism. Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water. while the house doesn't spin the cantilever support is still impressive.

Nov 26, 2012, 12:00pm


Nov 26, 2012, 12:03pm

I think they look small enough that, so long as they're constructed properly, they should be able to spin alright even full of books. However, I don't think most people have floorplans that'd work with such a design, so while it worked for those people, it's not exactly practical, generally speaking. Fun, though. And yeah, definitely both sides! :P

Modifié : Nov 26, 2012, 12:13pm

Yes, and if you can fit them, why not simply get to the other side of the bookcase from the other room? Unless of course you would wish to hide your books, and in that case keeping it one sided makes sense - but personally I can't imagine why anybody would want to hide their books!

But, indeed, it is fun.

Nov 26, 2012, 12:20pm

Yeah I agree, I'm confused on why make them spin just to keep the backside empty, and not even decorated or anything! Like I could sort of see it if they felt like being funky and would put various ones on opposite sides and such, but only if they actually painted/put posters/collages/etc on the other sides! That I could see being an interesting wall and forgivable for not double-siding! ;P

Also, yes, never hide the books!! hahaha

Nov 26, 2012, 1:24pm

Well, not until we run into a Fahrenheit 451 kind of society that is. :-)

Nov 26, 2012, 1:46pm

#9 They wanted to improve the airflow and light between the two rooms, so when the shelves are opened perpendicular to the wall, air and light, and then it can be rotated back for privacy. So their bedroom can get more light when they want without losing wall storage or privacy..

Nov 26, 2012, 8:30pm

I assume the point is to allow the two rooms to be connected (parties, etc) when desired, but closed off for privacy otherwise.

I'd want the mechanism to include built in resistance so the can only be turned slowly.

Plus, you could reduce the strength needed for the center support (axis) if you kept the load on each side of the axis somewhat equal. Otherwise, the support would have to be designed to support the maximum weight on one side of the axis while the other side is empty.