Published at Tuesday, October 31st 2017. by Lupe Welch in Furniture Home.
The three main types of bookcases are:
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.
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.
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.
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.