Published at Saturday, October 21st 2017. by Lupe Welch in Furniture Home.
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.
2. Modular Bookcases - Modular bookcases are good for any type of room. They come in sets that can be stacked to create a tall bookcase that will utilize wall space, or they can be stretched out along or across a room to utilize floor space. They can even be separated so each unit is a single bookcase. This feature allows them to be used as a bookcase as well as serve as beautification for the room. So these bookcases can be said to be multifunctional. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes from traditional squares to contemporary triangles.
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.
3. Leaning bookcases - Leaning bookcases are open backed so they contrast against the wall adding visual interest. A leaning bookcase generally has an frame that tapers down. Because of the A frame most leaning bookcases can be displayed as a corner bookcase. They provide good utilization of space and since the back is open providing a view of the wall they will also provide aesthetics.
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!