Friday, 11 September 2009

A Bookcase With A Secret.

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Ian made me this lovely bookcase as I have loads of books needing a home. The thing is it is not only a bookcase.

We only have one bedroom here and we needed to have somewhere for our visitors to sleep. Somewhere with a bit of privacy. Where could we put them? The stable? No, only joking, really. Anyway Ian came up with a wonderful plan. Hence the bookcase.

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The bookcase is at the front but behind is a secret hiding place. My hubby is not a carpenter and came across a few problems during the construction but it turned out just as we wanted it.

In the back of the bookcase we have stored the double bed frame and mattress. Its a perfect storage place for it when it’s not in use.

When we get company the bookcase opens out and becomes a room divider. The back then become a wardrobe for the guests clothes.How ingenious is that?

It halves the size of our living room when we do have guests but we spend a lot of time outside in the courtyard anyway, so it is not too much of an inconvenience.

I know that I am very pleased with it, all it needs now is for it to be stained or varnished.

7 comments:

3anklebiters said...

fabulous idea! and such beautiful wood. what kind is it?

G Pringle said...

Great idea and it works, but now you need to stop that little old lady just walking in. lol

Yvonne said...

What a clever man.. brilliant idea xx

maggi said...

What an ingenious use of space. You say that he is not a carpenter but he has done an excellent job.

Mary said...

How creative. I considered getting a Murphy bed for my sewing room for guests when we moved but in the end, I didn't even have space for something to go up against a wall.

Fifi Flowers said...

GOOD idea!!! Multi-purpose!

Jenny said...

What a good idea, well done Ian! !

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