Published at Saturday, October 19th 2019, 04:45:47 AM. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. By Koenraad Albrecht.
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.
Buy furniture off the shelf or have it custom made to fit any sized nook or cranny. It's not necessary to have them lining the walls as if in a library as this will only make a room looked cramped, but a case or two strategically placed will give a distinctive look and can be a great feature in any room.
It is important that a bookcase is practical for your room. If you have a lot of books then go for a floor to ceiling one, if only a few then you can get one half the size which you can rest things on top of. This is good if you have a rather small room as you can place a television or stereo set on top, as well as decorative ornaments. If in a lounge or dining room why not go for a semi bookcase or bureau style which has cupboards for the bottom half and shelves on the top. This has extra storage potential for all of your belongings.