Published at Wednesday, January 24th 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.
Whats in a bookcase? Well, obviously, books, but actually theres a lot more. Besides giving you a way to store and organize your reading material, owning an attractive high quality bookcase shows that you are well read and gives you an opportunity to display your interests. It also adds an important design element to your home.
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.
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.
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.
A benefit of many kinds of modern bookcases or bookshelves is that they are very, very easy to install with only a few basic tools such as a powerdrill or allen key. In other cases, such as with the stackable foldable bookshelf, there is no need for any kind of installation what so ever.