Published at Monday, October 14th 2019, 15:48:12 PM. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. By Arick Schubert.
Bookcases that you assemble yourself can be useful as you may not be able to fit a piece that is already put together through the door, and you do not want to damage it. For this reason always ask if you can have it in a flat pack format or delivered in parts so you or some hired help can put it together.
An interlocking assembly is one of the best features of products from Way Basics. This type of design offers the user almost unlimited choice as to form and function. The less mechanically inclined will be happy to know that these products require a simple double stick tape to assemble without the hassle of tools. Users report that the shelving is quite basic and are easily assembled. For around fifty dollars, one can obtain the Modern Double Rectangle featuring dual shelves.
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.
More stylish styles include glass and metal constructions, possibly in an unusual shape such as a wave. This adds a sleek element, and curved shapes can add extra style to any room. Other options are coloured plastic stackable cubes which slot together in a variety of ways and can be filled up with books and other ornaments if you wish.