By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Friday, October 18th 2019, 21:12:46 PM.
The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440 made books more common. The need for their storage also become more pronounced. The oldest shelves in existence are believed to be in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, they have been in place since the end of the 16th century. What surprises me though is the fact that the initial designs made then have remained till today, and are used as a standard for the design of the modern bookcases.
Way Basics are furniture manufacturers that design some very reasonably priced white bookcases. The eco-conscious will be glad to know that these shelves are built from recycled paperboard rather than plywood. When manufactured properly, paperboard is durable and best of all, is classified as sustainable. Another great feature is that they are often less than half the weight of their counterparts.
Large holiday villages make an impressive display when staged on an upper shelf, within view from across the room or while sitting and watching TV. If your TV is part of a bookcase or entertainment unit, arrange your display around the TV, so that there is some holiday interest when the TV is not in use.