Rolling ladders not just for libraries

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You don't need to have a 19th century chateau with a library stocked with thousands of first editions to consider adding a rolling ladder to your home. In fact, you don't need a book collection at all, since these functional and attractive ladders are every bit as useful in the kitchen, den, home office or even the garage. Rolling ladders, also called track or rail ladders, are a familiar site in many libraries. They consist of a straight or angled ladder with rollers on the top that hook over a horizontal track. On the bottom of the ladder is a pair of fixed wheels, and the combination of rollers and wheels allows the ladder to mover smoothly along the track to the desired locations, all without the lifting, hauling setup – and occasional instability – of standard portable ladders. Another advantage of rolling ladders over portable ones is appearance. The typical rolling ladder is constructed of furniture-grade woods such as oak or cherry, stained in any of a number of d...