Published at Saturday, November 04th 2017. by Stacey Williams in Furniture Home.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Door design is the next consideration for a person in the market for a glass door book shelf. There are many types of door designs to choose from. For instance, there are glass doors that lift up and slide back into a bookcase. Alternatively, there are bookcases with doors that open outward on hinges. Some bookcases have doors that slide sideways to open. A shopper must choose the door design that meets with his or her decorative tastes.
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.