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Finding The Best Bookcase

By Peter S. Houser

Most homes have few articles of furniture that attain as dominant a reputation as the bookcase, which happens to also be one of the largest articles of furniture in most peoples’ homes. The bookcase has historically been one of the most classic and important pieces of furniture in a home: bookcases have come to represent sophistication and erudition actually, and having a classy bookcase in your home is a central part of achieving a good degree of feng shui in your home.

The most basic thing you’ll want to pay attention to when choosing a bookcase for your home will be what kinds of materials the bookcase is made of: bookcases always end up having to support a reasonable amount of weight, so having a bookcase made out of cheap materials just doesn’t do it. Various types of hardwood are used for bookshelves in general, and the incorporation of metal is also relatively common. There are several different types of bookcases you could end up getting for your home, and just which one is best for you will depend on what type of home you have, what free space you have for a bookcase, and what your tastes are.

Bookcases vary in size considerably, with some occupying entire walls and others only a small sliver of space, actually a corner perhaps. Below, we will go over a few of the different options available when buying bookcases:

One extremely classic style of bookcase would have to be the ladder bookcase, which has a high degree of functionality too as being a extremely fashionable item. There is something extremely elegant about the ladder bookcase, and they’re especially popular in the decorative furniture area.

Another kind of bookcase that’s equally as classy as the ladder bookcase would have to be the built-in bookcase. Built-in bookcases have to be more nicely thought out than any other kind of bookcase, as decisions on its composition will to one extent or another determine the architectural aspects of that part of the house. Of course, with this sort of level of preparing, you’ll want to get the opinion of an expert in home furnishing or architecture before making any final decisions.

One particular style of bookcases which is great for storing family heirlooms and generally old and valuable objects, or simply anything you happen to value a great deal, would have to be the barrister bookcase. These particular kinds of bookcases usually have a glass pane covering the front of each shelf, which can be easily slid out of the way to access the treasures within. Again, these are ideal for keeping important volumes and other precious objects, not really necessarily just books-they can shift as an alternative display cabinet.

One of the most practical kinds of bookcases would have to be the corner bookcase, which allows for optimal space saving in a home. Similarly as practical would have to be the leaning bookcase, which is very effective at reducing the risk of tipping a bookcase over, as they lean against the wall behind them

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Houser, Peter S. "Finding The Best Bookcase." Finding The Best Bookcase. 4 Jul. 2010. 6 Jan 2015 <>.

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