By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Friday, October 18th 2019, 23:24:16 PM.
Color is all important. If you tend to redecorate a lot, a natural varnished wood may be your best bet. Always neutral, it will fit in with your changing color schemes. If your style is very modern and minimalist, a white or silver barrister bookcase with slick, clean lines would be perfect for you. If you are very much a traditionalist, bookcases in a rich colored wood will look striking.
Many people are unaware of what a barrister bookcase is, even though it's one of the most distinguishable pieces of furniture available. Originally used by lawyers in England (barristers), a barrister bookcase shares the same traditional design of the majority of bookcases, but a clear glass front sets it apart. they are known for their ability to provide greater protection of your books, or whatever other items you decide to store inside.
Some of the newer barrister bookcases may cost less but they are not as well made and will not hold up over time as well as the older barrister bookcases made out of better quality wood. The glass in the doors of the newer models is also not going to be as good quality nor are the other parts like handles and hinges. You can tell a good barrister bookcase by looking at the joints, which should be dove-tailed or attached in another traditional way and not with screws or nails like the newer bookcases.