Published at Sunday, October 20th 2019, 02:26:30 AM. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. By Walfred Krause.
Bookcases, by name, are meant to house books of all shapes and sizes. They come in all sorts of styles, including Barrister, Cubed, Corner and Kids size. They can be black or white or patterned or wood finished. They can be open-face or covered in glass. They are often the centerpiece of a living room, and as such, can act as a central place to exhibit not just books, but their own interesting design.
You might think a bookcase is a bookcase and what is the big deal? It's not until you start to search for one for your home you'll soon realize there are actually many various kinds available. They come in all kinds of solid woods from oak, pine and beech still in their natural state, or waxed or varnished in a darker hue, to painted white or something brighter for a real funky style. Tall, short, wide and thin, with or without drawers and cupboards, the range is huge and it won't take long to find a solution to your storage and display needs.
Most homes have a place for books in one room or another; functional in the kids' rooms they can be used to stack all those favourite stories they love to be read at bedtime. Decorative in the living room for pieces you want to be admired and even useful in the bathroom for supplying reading material whilst busy on the throne!
Oak is a good deal as it's a timber of particularly high quality and makes beautiful looking furniture. Solid oak should be used throughout the piece, even in the drawer bases and cabinet backs; these are the places where some manufactures might substitute veneers in an attempt to keep costs down. Quality pieces will facilitate dovetailed joints in the drawers, and when finished in a tough, hard-wearing lacquer such as a resilient satin for instance, this is a pretty tough piece of furniture sure to last generations.