Th eback half of our basement in Portland is dominated by a rather new oil furnace. We wanted to extend the guest area into a dual use family room. The issue was how to cover up the furnace and still provide service access annually. I also wanted to continue the 1950s theme, so just putting up a stud wall with a couple of doors to the furnace in it didn't quite measure up. I thought bookcasaees might do the trick so here, in animation, is my solution.
This is just an animation; a human has to do the work.
And yes, the rolling shelves would be top-heavy if it weren't for the counter weights on th bottom back.