Published at Friday, October 11th 2019, 00:22:56 AM. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. By Akira Nakamura.
Always take a good look at the finishing touches like the hinges, door knob and shelf fixings as they should be just as good quality as the rest of the item. Use bookcases for all kinds of things in your home as they are practical, functional and look great when designed in solid timbers.
Creating small vignettes, will add interest, by combining special ornaments and decorative items you use throughout the year; remember to keep the scale in proportion to the pieces you want to highlight. A cube-type display shelf affords you smaller vignettes, and you can place some foam board cut to the exact size of the cube, covered with fabric or wrapping paper, to enhance your display. To create small scenes within your bookcase, you can paint small boxes that fit your shelves, leaving the open end of the box facing the outside of your case, so your special scene is easily viewed.
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.
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.