Published at Monday, February 05th 2018. by neymar in Bookcase Design.
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.
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.
The bookcase should be open to better display your favorite books. Another design is to build doors at the bottom around 30 tall for storage of less used books. Taller bookcases can include a built in ladder for those people who have large libraries.
You can buy bookcases that have open shelves. Again, we stress the benefit of adjustable shelves. This will allow you to store any size book or other item you chose to display. Most bookcases are 12 deep. A way to store larger items, such as albums, pictures, larger books, and knickknacks, is to look for bookcases that are up to 18 deep. You can also buy bookcases that are shallow-about 8 deep-that can be used for paperbacks exclusively or for CDs.
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.
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.