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Post by Robert Marquardt » February 6th, 2007, 9:56 pm

kristin wrote:I always wanted to make one using glass blocks as support.
That should be easy. Glass stones for building glass walls are readily available.

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Post by gypsygirl » February 7th, 2007, 7:08 am

Robert Marquardt wrote:
kristin wrote:I always wanted to make one using glass blocks as support.
That should be easy. Glass stones for building glass walls are readily available.
When I was a kid we had several shelves like this, but my parents made them a bit more posh by having the planks sanded and varnished and by using decorative bricks.
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Post by Robert Marquardt » February 7th, 2007, 11:24 am

I found this image of a bookshelf today http://www.economads.com/bookshelf.gif

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Post by ceastman » February 7th, 2007, 12:04 pm

We helped a friend build bookcases out of cement blocks and planks several years ago when he was a grad student. He's now a professor in a business department... but he still has - and uses - those bookcases.

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Post by fae » February 7th, 2007, 6:41 pm

Robert Marquardt wrote:I found this image of a bookshelf today http://www.economads.com/bookshelf.gif
That's really cool!

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Post by kri » February 7th, 2007, 7:33 pm

Awesome bookcase!

I saw a picture of a bookcase chair, books all around the chair. I also saw a bookcase in the shape of a man, that was quite interesting! None of these were seen in person of course. Ahhh, the wonders of the internet.

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Post by Ponyfeathers » February 8th, 2007, 7:17 am

I know the economads! They are nice folks. Fanatics, but very nice. Did they build the bookcase themselves?

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Post by Robert Marquardt » February 8th, 2007, 8:40 am

The bookshelf is located in Bremen, Germany. I am currently in contact with the owner. I want to print the picture of the bookshelf (i have a hirez pic already) on a CD. I want his consent for that.

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Post by asy » February 8th, 2007, 9:38 am

What a cool bookshelf!!!

I hope your pipe problem is fixed now, Rowen!

I'd rescue the laptop, the desktop, then the CAMERAS. They're all relatively fast to move, the books would take FOREVER... :roll:

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Post by Rowen » February 8th, 2007, 9:43 am

asy wrote:What a cool bookshelf!!!

I hope your pipe problem is fixed now, Rowen!

I'd rescue the laptop, the desktop, then the CAMERAS. They're all relatively fast to move, the books would take FOREVER... :roll:

asy :D
Huh? Wasn't me with the pipe problem t'was Kristin.
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Post by Pam » February 14th, 2007, 2:35 pm

Flooding and busted pipes are a pain, but glad your okay. But what would I save?

The dog

My computer

and my DVDs I guess. Its something I have never thought about before.

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Post by gypsygirl » February 15th, 2007, 7:10 am

I've never had any flooding, but I grew up in earthquake country, and I always grab something alive... in the 89 Loma Prieta quake I grabbed the dog; in the 94 Northridge, I grabbed my cousin... literally dragged her out of her bed... with one hand... adrenaline!
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Post by fae » February 15th, 2007, 6:36 pm

Oh yes I believe it! I've done that sort of thing too. It is not a myth, when the adrenaline hits like that you can lift tons if need be. I stopped a dog twice my size, in full growling-teeth-baring charge that went for my cat once. Tackled him like he was a child running pasted, scooped the dog onto my chest and then flattened him to the floor--and held him there till help arrived! :shock:

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Post by timberwolfmage » February 15th, 2007, 8:43 pm

Hmmm...I would definitely save my family, my dog, and my iPod. Beyond that, the competition gets a little murkier. There's a lot of books that I wouldn't want to lose...maybe our home video tapes and a couple of other videos that I really like...

Dunno...it's a hard question... :lol:
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Post by Kaffen » February 20th, 2007, 3:44 pm

Had a somewhat similar experience a few years back. After a Friday night dinner out with my family after work, we drove up the driveway over a small river issuing from the garage. NOT a good sign! The (thankfully, cold) water hose to the washer in the laundry upstairs had burst. We had a regular waterfall over the side of the second-floor landing, into the den!
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Our library is adjacent to the laundry, and water was coming in. With the help of a neighbor, I moved six six-foot tall bookcases and their contents into my bedroom. My wife and I lived cheek-by-jowl with our reading for the next five months while the house was repaired. We learned a lesson. The water hoses we use on the washer are armored these days. And, checked regularly. And, turned off if we're leaving for more than a day!

Haven't checked yours lately? GO DO IT!
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