By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Sunday, October 06th 2019, 22:44:59 PM.
Books first appeared in the world as scrolls. These scrolls were usually inscribed by hand and so their production was quite costly. Religious institutions, libraries and ancient universities prized the books highly. These necessitated the need for specialized containers or boxes which were easily accessible for easy referencing. Initially the shelved containers were much deeper and separated into many compartments for easier access. The shelving was usually hidden away in closets that blended with the home decor or in private study rooms.
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.
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.