By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 00:54:27 AM.
Below are descriptions for the seven main types of bookcases:
You will want to consider your display needs as well. These bookcases are designed to protect things from everyday life including handling, dust and the effects of environmental changes. While most of these are going to have fixed shelving, there are some options, which offer adjustable shelving as well as the pull out shelving that makes them convenient for storing flat items. Once you have decided on the type of shelving and features you want on the bookcase you will need to consider the size or the number of bookcases you will need to store and display your collection. Keep in mind that you will need to account for the space that you have available to place bookcases or the space you want to include these furniture pieces in.
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.