Published at Tuesday, October 24th 2017. by Alexandria Marks in Furniture Home.
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.
The color of a bookcase is the next feature to consider. Many people like to choose bookcases that coordinate with the rest of the furnishings in a room. For instance, if a person has a collection of furniture in light-colored oak, he or she may opt for a bookcase made with the same material. There are bookcases that feature colors such as brown, black, espresso, cream, and even weathered white. There are so many colors available a shopper is sure to find just what he or she is looking for.
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.
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.
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!