Published at Thursday, November 02nd 2017. by Lupe Welch in Furniture Home.
First, a shopper must consider the dimensions of the area where he or she wants to put the bookcase. Its important to choose a bookcase that will fit comfortably into that area of the room. Fortunately, bookcases are available in a variety of widths and heights that suit many types of rooms. Its a good idea to take exact measurements of the area in a room before purchasing your bookcase.
1. Barrister Bookcases - A barrister bookcase works best in large rooms, because they take up a lot of floor space. They feature glass doors that slide out of the frame to protect the books, and have large shelves designed to accommodate tall items. This type of bookcase would be suitable for persons that collect antique books as the books are kept protected inside the glass case.
Another consideration is the construction of a bookcase. Most bookcases with glass doors are wooden. There are bookcases made out of maple, oak, and mahogany as well as other types of wood. Once again, a shoppers decision depends on his or her personal tastes and visions for the look of the room where the bookcase will be. Regardless of its type of wood, a bookcase should be well-built and sturdy.
4. Shelf bookcases - Finally the most common type is the shelf bookcase from which the term bookshelf or bookshelves takes its cue. As the name implies, these are essentially shelves arranged to hold different size books and these book shelves can be open-backed or closed-backed. The most common are the 2-shelf, 3-shelf and 4-shelf bookcases although a fair number of 5 and 6-shel bookcases also make their way into book-loving homes, offices and libraries.
Bookcases are available with different quantities of shelves. Some bookcases have four shelves while others have six or more. A shopper may want to think about the size of his or her book collection before purchasing a particular bookcase. A bookcase must have enough shelves to accommodate all of the books in a persons collection and even have some room leftover for new additions!
The three main types of bookcases are: