By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Friday, October 18th 2019, 23:03:59 PM.
There are many types of bookcases, from traditional, to cheap, to stylish to modern and they have a variety of purposes. No longer are bookcases just confined to books, you can now get styles with DVD sections or CD section where a rack goes up the middle, with wider spaced shelves on either side.
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.
When it comes to choosing the right type of bookcases, there are various considerations that need to be made. i.e. the kind of material to be used, the type of finish, the make or the style, the vertical height, the width, depth, etc. The most common end products available in the market today includes, light, medium, dark, or even black wood.