Published at Tuesday, May 02nd 2017. by Alexandria Marks 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.
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.
There are four most important types or categories of bookcases. Under these four main categories are a plethora of different bookcase styles that might fit your space. Each type comes in a number of sizes, shapes and finishes allowing you the certainty that you will find something to match your taste and current home or office decor.
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!
Finally, there are different styles of glass in the doors of bookcases. Of course, a shopper can find plenty of bookcases with doors that feature plain glass. Alternatively, many antique bookcases have leaded glass doors. This lends elegant detail to the appearance of a bookcase. There are some bookcases available with frosted glass doors. Bookcases sometimes have plain glass doors that feature intriguing designs. In short, the glass doors of a bookcase can sometimes be the highlight of the entire piece.
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.