Published at Saturday, January 27th 2018. by neymar in Bookcase Design.
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.
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.
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.
Bookcases can often have a positive effect on its surroundings. A good method of finding the right bookcase for you is to take a friend with you. Getting someone elses opinion outside the family will give you a good idea of what bookcase visitors will be most impressed with.
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.
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.