Published at Friday, October 20th 2017. by Ester Reynolds 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.
Bookcases are available in a range of styles to meet the preferences of almost any shopper. For instance, there are bookcases made in the traditional style. Generally, these are wall bookcases that have plenty of shelves to accommodate a book collection as well as a pair of attractive glass doors. Alternatively, there are bookcases that feature a combination of styles. For example, a bookcase may double as a china cabinet. A person can store books in the case as well as display decorative knickknacks on some of the smaller shelves. There are even corner bookcases that fit neatly into the corner of a room. Some people prefer to choose a bookcase in a style that complements the other pieces of furniture in a room.
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.
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!
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.
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.