Published at Tuesday, January 30th 2018. by neymar in Bookcase Design.
You can buy bookcases that have open shelves. Again, we stress the benefit of adjustable shelves. This will allow you to store any size book or other item you chose to display. Most bookcases are 12 deep. A way to store larger items, such as albums, pictures, larger books, and knickknacks, is to look for bookcases that are up to 18 deep. You can also buy bookcases that are shallow-about 8 deep-that can be used for paperbacks exclusively or for CDs.
This wasnt always the case, though, as books themselves and bookcases were incredibly expensive items that could only be bought by the highest of society. They were a symbol of wealth, status and intellectuality that marked nobles and academics. How things have changed! These days bookcases and bookshelves are within the price range of everyone.
Very much like the earliest bookcases that adorned the elegant libraries of Europe in the middle ages, solid woods are still used on most high quality bookcases. To this day, solid oak is the material of choice in that it affords durability, style, and beauty. It is used in many styles that are popular today, including Mission, Traditional, Colonial, Shabby Chic, and Contemporary.
Carpenters, plastic manufacturers and metal workers take time and care in designing and making bookcases. Tony Hitchin a carpenter based in the UK said I enjoy making bookcases immensely, it so satisfying seeing the process from start to finish and bookcases give me the freedom to express my carpentry skills. Tony then went on to say Bookcases are an investment." Bookcases dont just hold books they do so much more, they can bring character to a room and really give a new element to your household. Take time and care when you next purchase a bookcase and most importantly enjoy the process.
People who love to read tend to collect a large amount of books over the years. Bookcases are ideal for storing and displaying them. Without bookcases they end up filling our garages and attics with boxes.
You can find bookcases with glass doors that protect your reading material from dust particles and childrens gooey fingers. Lawyer bookcases have glass doors that open up and slide in. They are classic and gorgeous, but do keep in mind, however, that they do not come with adjustable shelves. If you want glass doors, but prefer adjustable shelves, you might like a bookcase with glass door that open up to the side like French Doors.