By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 00:16:58 AM.
A beautiful bookcase used as an accent piece of furniture looks very impressive. If you are an avid reader and have a collection of good books in attractive bindings, it's right that you should want to show them off. The major problem with bookcases is constant battle to keep them clean and free of dust. This dilemma is very easy solved, get yourself a barrister bookcase.
Shelf bookcases are the most common variety. You can find models that have anywhere from two shelves to six shelves or more. These shelves are usually adjustable and can hold items of all different shapes and sizes.
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.