By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Tuesday, October 08th 2019, 01:39:39 AM.
Barrister bookcases are an excellent way to add elegance to any room and a great deal of functionality. They also help to protect your books and display items in a variety of ways. Styles with these types of bookcases vary and there are some things to take into consideration prior to purchasing one. Barrister bookcases are unique. They are completely enclosed and may or may not come with pull out draws for storing files and papers.
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.
It is not always easy to find good barrister bookcases so you may have to spend a lot of time and energy looking for the right piece. If you want an antique bookcase, be sure to verify its age and manufacturer by finding the label or tag. If you are interested in a newer model, you want to be sure that it is well constructed and made of good quality materials that are going to hold up over time. You want your barrister bookcases to be passed down to future generations.