By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Sunday, October 06th 2019, 22:25:29 PM.
Built-in bookcases are made to be built into a room. Because they become part of the wall space, they are a great way to open up a room. You do have to plan carefully when deciding to use these bookcases, however, because they cannot be moved around like other models can.
The majority of barrister bookshelves will have doors made of glass. The glass in these doors can be frosted, beveled, or etched or it may be just plain glass with no design or decoration. There are some beautiful antique bookcases to be found and people often prefer these to the more modern versions.
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.