By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 00:20:15 AM.
There are lots of small battery operated lights on the market that would be excellent to use inside the shelves, placed on the "ceiling" of the shelf. Not every shelf would need illumination, but some strategically placed lights will make your display spectacular.
Oak is a good deal as it's a timber of particularly high quality and makes beautiful looking furniture. Solid oak should be used throughout the piece, even in the drawer bases and cabinet backs; these are the places where some manufactures might substitute veneers in an attempt to keep costs down. Quality pieces will facilitate dovetailed joints in the drawers, and when finished in a tough, hard-wearing lacquer such as a resilient satin for instance, this is a pretty tough piece of furniture sure to last generations.
A cube or shelf dedicated to favorite ornaments from your past is a great way to share holiday memories with small children without them being lost on a tree. Holiday decorations from different decades would make an interesting display-- a kind of "though the years with Grandma and Grandpa" or "when I was your age", type of display.