The Silent Butler

The Silent Butler

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Gregory Han
Jul 10, 2007

While snooping around the cavernous aisles of the Long Beach used bookstore, Acres of Books, I came upon a 1979 published title, The Apartment Book. It's mostly filled with ridiculously busy furnishings from the late 70's, including the somehow humble and charming interiors of then young stars like Ali McGraw and Richard Dreyfus.

But there actually quite a few great space saving ideas in the book...enough of them that I picked up the $8 copy. What sold me was a spread for the "Silent Butler" pictured above and below the cut, a buffet/sideboard solution that folds away quite beautifully. If I didn't know better, I'd swear it was a new offering from Ikea. Detailed plans below the cut...

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