Choosing a Bookcase or Shelving Unit That Fits Into Your Decor
Before you purchase your next bookcase or shelf, be sure to consider where in your home that the bookcase should be placed. It is necessary to measure the width, length and height so that you exactly know how large a unit can be in different places, and you will also need to consider what you want to keep on the bookshelf.
The reason for this is that the number of books or other things that you want to keep on the new bookcase has a crucial importance in determining the size of the bookshelf you will need for a given location. It is also important to consider how interested in the visibility of the book covers and sleeves you are. Once you've found the right size for the bookcase that you'll need, it's time for step 2 to consider how much you want to spend on a new bookshelf.
The price of a bookshelf can vary considerably based on its size, the type of material used to construct it, and which store sells the bookcase. Typically, you get a lot more value from the dealers that exist only on the internet. As for wood it is important to consider carefully what type of bookcase will work best for you, and do a bit of research on the different types of wood available.
The cheapest tree is typically the ones that comes with very “rustic” spots and markings, but often it can look really great after a loving hand and a proper dash of paint. Pine wood will have to be treated and in one way or another protected with sealant or paint to prevent damage from moisture, such as mold, mildew, cracks and so on, even if placed indoors.
More expensive woods such as teak and cedar are naturally beautiful and further also resistant to water damage, a bookshelf in these materials will require very little or no post-processing, however, the cost of these woods tends to be higher than other materials.
Then there are the very hard woods like mahogany and oak, which are even more expensive, in that they are particularly durable and beautiful. What to determine your choice of bookcase should be greatly also based on the color scheme in the room where it should be placed, so be sure to do a bit of research to find out which color or tone will work best with the current décor of the room where you want to place the new bookshelf if you have any particular style you are going with.
Also consider what extra features you want or need from your bookshelf. Some people like to place their books with the back cover up against the wall, so they can see the beautiful front book cover designs, and read the titles even when in the other end of the room. While others have planned a small indent in some of the shelves, and here it may be producing a nice effect when combinedwith glass doors. Others may want to protect the bottom books from small children who are constantly trying to pull everything out of the bookcase, and here it could probably be an idea with cabinets that have locks on the doors and are bolted into the wall.
To summarize when you need a new bookshelf, remember to consider the new bookcases, budget, type of wood and the color scheme of the room, and finally about the bookcase, alternative functions are needed.