By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Tuesday, October 08th 2019, 01:57:40 AM.
Bookcases are adaptable pieces of furniture as they're not only perfectly designed for holding books, but also look good when displayed with other accessories like photographs of the family or ornaments collected and received over the years.
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.
There are lots of small battery operated lights on the market that would be excellent to use inside the shelves, placed on the "ceiling" of the shelf. Not every shelf would need illumination, but some strategically placed lights will make your display spectacular.