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Subject:  Re: January ThyPeace Update Date:  1/9/2013  3:24 PM
Author:  joelcorley Number:  306682 of 310649


You wrote, You might consider moveable shelving/rack untis for that rear area (think along the lines of rolling shelves seen in law offices...they can either slide on a track or swing out on a hinge), especially if the width of that portion is too small to allow for clothes rods on each of the parallel walls (and still have space to walk in between. Also, putting cubby cubes along all walls up high at ceiling level will keep the floor space open and add lots of useful storage space.

I hadn't thought about making the shelving movable. I've also been in a few law offices and don't recall seeing anything like you describe; but then (with one exception) I don't know that I would have been shown where they store files and records. I'll have to look into that.

BTW, one thing that might complicate the design is that attic access is through that closet. Let me place that on my drawing:

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That could limit my ability to place some fixed storage since I have to be able to access the attic. However if storage were movable, that might solve the problem.

One complication though: When I replaced the carpet, I had them remove it throughout the house. The closets have bamboo floors. If I install a movable system, it may need to be something that won't score the floors ... else I'll need to place a piece of track or carpet on the floor just to accommodate it. (I do have some scrap/spare carpet in the garage; I but would have to nail down a carpet tack strip and a transition in that back corner to accommodate it.)

As for Ikea, aj485 and I have looked on their online catalog and could not find anything useful. However, we've not gone into a store. And yes, there is an Ikea in the Seattle area. It's in Renton, not far from the SeaTac