Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. by neymar in Bookcase Design.
There are a large range of styles of bookcase, that range from the classic three tier case, to the folding bookshelf, the corner bookshelf or even the wall mounted bookshelf. All of these serve their own unique purpose. The folding bookshelf is perfect for families that are often on the move, as it is easily collapsible into a small size for easy transport. On the other hand, the wall mounted bookshelf is great for those who have space issues, as putting the bookshelf off the ground is a great way to free up some ground space.
Modern bookcases are wonderfully constructed and designed pieces of furniture that have in mind aesthetics and style as well as functionality. However, in spite of this, a modern bookshelf or bookcase is cheaper than ever, as vast improvements in the industry have allowed prices to be dropped dramatically.
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.
Buying a bookcase is often misunderstood process; it is not as easy as people think. Materials vary from; Oak, Pine, Antique Pine, Macha, Aluminium, Ash Veneer and a range of different plastics so finding the right one can be a hard choice. There is a huge variance in price also with the cheapest of bookcases selling at £50 price tag and the most expensive in the region of £15,000.
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.
However, it is my own personal opinion that best all rounder type of bookshelf is the corner bookcase, which is perfect as it does not use much space at all, yet is able to hold hundreds and hundreds of books. Corner bookcases and bookshelves are very affordable, yet look professional and polished, and add a richness to the room that they are used in.If you have kids or pets, one of these is perfect, as they are almost impossible to knock over and damage.