Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. by neymar in Bookcase Design.
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.
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.
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.
A good way to figure out how large a bookcase you need is to measure the linear footage of the books you own and then calculate how much footage is available on the bookcase you are looking at. Take into consideration how you are going to adjust the shelves for the various sizes of your books. If you have lots of small paperbacks youll have more running feet of space for them if you double up the shelves. In that case, you might want to see if you can order an additional shelf or two.
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.
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.