Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. by neymar in Bookcase Design.
A bookcase is generally 1 deep with adjustable shelving, allowing books of any size to be on display. Shelf standards or drilled holes with clips are two ways to build adjustable shelving. The height of a bookcase is best at 7 otherwise you would need a ladder to access the top.
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.
Bookshelves and bookcases are highly sought after pieces of furniture. This seems to be the case as people are continuing to becoming more literate, and are starting to own more books than ever before, and there is thus a need to be able to store their books safely and neatly. There are a massive range of bookcases and bookshelves available to purchase, which themselves make beautiful pieces that add life to the room that they are used in.
Its best to buy your bookcases with adjustable shelves so that you can modify them to fit your books and get maximum efficiency out of the space. Group your books by size, so that your small paperbacks will take up less height in the bookcase and your larger ones can be accommodated.
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 is a great alternative, but remember that they do take up a little more space because you need the circumference of the door opening to be kept clear. If that is a problem, you might want to go with sliding glass doors on a bookcase. That should give you adjustable glass shelves and will take up less space from the rest of the room.