Published at Thursday, October 17th 2019, 04:16:54 AM. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. By Walfred Krause.
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You'll have to decide between an antique and modern bookcase, and which side you end up on will probably be based on personal preference and the size of your budget. There is a fairly big selection of antique barrister bookcases on the market, so if you're inclined it isn't impossible to find one. Just know that you'll be paying more for an antique than you would for a newer barrister. If you want that antique look but you don't have the budget, look for a newer, distressed barrister. Antique barristers will almost definitely be constructed from solid wood, ensuring a higher level of quality. If you're buying a new barrister bookcase, make sure to find one made from solid wood if quality is the main factor in your purchase.
Over the years, barrister bookcases have kept up with the changing fashions simply by adapting their doors to suit the times. There is a barrister bookcase to fit in with any style of home or any kind of decor. If you have a room which is traditional, there are barrister bookcases in deep mahogany or oak with leaded glass doors. If you have a sleek, ultra modern room, you can get them in black or white with trendy sliding doors.
You may not have heard the term before, but we all know what barrister bookcases are. It is like taking a regular bookcase and adding a glass door to the front that slides up and into the case to allow access. They show off your attractive books while at the same time keeping the dust at bay.