The Quiet Glide Rolling Library Ladder is a classy way to add
functionality to your library, closet, wine cellar, kitchen,
pantry, or loft. With the Rolling Ladder, it is all about choice.
Our unique ladder rail system is the only kit on the market that
offers solid aluminum rails, not hollow tubes
All our Quiet Glide Rolling Ladder parts are machined or
manufactured by American craftsmen - from the metal work to wood
work to the steam-bent handrails. If the stock options are not what
you are looking for, we have custom options with eleven (11)
species of wood that we can cut to match any height up to 10 feet.
Add elegance to your home with our rolling library ladders.
Their graceful style and functional design will stand out in any
space, and the huge variety of customization options ensures
you'll find a perfect fit for your home décor.
Rolling library ladders provide access to otherwise unreachable
areas in pantries, walk-in closets, bookshelves, wine cellars, and
high kitchen cabinets. Their beauty and functionality makes them an
increasingly popular option for almost anywhere in the house, but
before placing your order, be sure to understand the dimensions of
your space and determine which options will serve you best.
Purchase and Assembly
CSH Quiet Glide is your best option for an easy, yet affordable
premium rolling ladder! The easiest way to place an order is
through our Ladder Order Form, which lets you customize your own
kit that includes everything you need to assemble your ladder
(other than the tools). Alternatively, you can choose to browse
and purchase our ladder hardware components individually. Either
way, you shouldn't have any trouble as long as you're prepared to
do some sanding, finishing, and assembly. All you need are the
instructions, a few basic tools, and a DIY attitude!
Planning Your Installation
When planning your ladder installation, you’ll need to make
sure you have adequate support for rail installation. If you’re
installing the ladder to existing cabinetry, you will not need
extra support as the cabinet is already anchored to the wall.
However, if you plan to affix the rail to a wall with no wood to
mount to, extra support is likely needed. Remember, the rail
supports not only itself and the ladder, but the person standing
on the ladder and the torque created by movement. When stationary
or with someone standing on it, the force of the ladder is
absorbed by the floor. The extra force created when the ladder is
pulled out from the wall or pushed/pulled side to side requires
that the ladder mounts are attached to something solid.
Before ordering your ladder, make sure the floor in the room of
your planned installation is even. If the rail isn't parallel to
the floor, the ladder will get stuck due to raised or sagging
stretches of floor. Also keep in mind that the ladder will roll
best on hardwood or tile surfaces (and will not damage them due
to the non-marring wheels), but will also roll fine on most
Storing a standard ladder upright will require seven inches of
clearance from the track to the ceiling. If this is not possible,
it is possible for you to modify the top of the ladder and gain a
little more clearance.
Ladder Kit Options
The ladder height you need will be determined by the location
you want to mount the rail. When deciding which ladder height to
order, keep in mind that you will need to install the rail at a
height of 5.5" less than the total height of your ladder.
Also remember the taller the ladder is, the farther the foot of
the ladder will be from the base of the wall, so be sure you have
enough space for your ladder application. When not in use though,
the QuietGlide ladder features the ability to be stowed flat
against the wall to save space.
For more information, see the chart on page 5 of the
installation instructions (PDF download available on this page).
And keep in mind that if the three standard heights don’t work
for you, we can also do custom heights! Please call us at
One of the basic decisions to make is whether or not you want a
rolling or a non-rolling ladder. Library ladder wheels provide
easy lateral movement over just about any flat home surface.
Hardwood or tile is ideal. Wheels are available with and without
brakes, and in a few different styles to suit your desired look.
The non-rolling library ladder uses no wheels or top rolling
hardware. These ladders use non-skid feet and hooks that connect
to the rail and allows for removability.
Our ladders are available in two styles — the
normal/classic kind, and the ladders with built-in handrails for
added security. Stocked ladder species are: Red Oak, Maple,
Cherry, and Walnut (normal ladders only). If you wish to purchase
ladders in other wood species, you may place a custom-order with
All ladders are pre-drilled and include cut dados for steps,
and arrive unassembled/unfinished (sanded to 120-grit).
Rails are typically sold in 4-foot, 6-foot, and 8-foot sections
to accommodate a variety of spans. Curved rails that allow
ladders to navigate corners are typically sold with either
90-degree curves or more open 135-degree curves to fit different
corner angles. If you are purchasing curved rails, you will need
to use top swivel rollers, as they will allow the ladder to
follow the rail bends with ease.
Rails must be capped with rail stops to prevent the ladder
rollers from coming off the rail. End stops are usually sold in
pairs and are available in a variety of styles from simple to