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Tips About Antique Bookcase

Jul 30, 2008
Around the world, there are peoples who love to collects book, besides reading them. To store these books they usually use some kind of bookcases that are specially made just for this purpose. At the moment, sophisticated and elegantly styled antique bookcases are indeed very popular. People who are fond of collecting the antique pieces mostly prefer these types of bookcases because this bookcase will add some glamour to your home as well as keeping the books safe.

Who uses them?

It is essential part not only in houses, but also in libraries, offices, schools, colleges or any place where books are key elements.

Different styles

Now days, the bookcases are available in various attractive styles, sizes and colors. Among the types of bookcases, an antique bookcase is extremely popular due to its charming look.

Some of the different styles you can find when looking at antique bookcase are:
* open or closed bookcases that are made with solid wood or glass door
* oriental style bookcase
* revolving bookcases
* Georgian styles

Description of features:

This kind of features will you get if you buy an antique bookcases
* The best kind of wood is being used to create this kind of bookcases. Normally, the woods that are being used are oak, mahogany and walnut.
* You will find a wide variety of antique bookcases with several attractive styles and designs according to the period that it belongs to.
* You can choose from revolving bookcases to narrow Georgian styles and from adjustable to inlaid bookcases.
* Antique bookcases are available in various sizes to suit to your requirements. This type of a bookcase has several shelves to provide enough space to store the books. It has glass doors and metal handles and may be decorated with metal designs.

Choosing the Antique Bookcase

When you have decided to buy an antique bookcase, it's very important that you are careful about when choosing design. This kind of bookcase will very often be a basic item in homes, so it better to choose the right one from the start. The bookcases are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes ranging from traditional to contemporary designs. The style and functions of bookcases may differ from room to room. Keep in mind that whatever you select, it should suit to your home decor and serve both decorative and practical value.

What to choose

When choosing what bookcase to buy, the features should be an important part of your decision. Some of the features that are important are:
* Height of the bookcase
* open or closed bookcases
* solid wood or glass door
* freestanding units on custom or market built-in antique bookcases

Free standing unit or built-in bookcase?

The best thing with free standing units is that it can easily be moved and re-arranged in different combination. They are available in variable widths and height and so that you can place it wherever you want.

A built-in bookcase

A built-in bookcase is comparable to the complex as custom built units with doors or just like shelving fixed to the wall. If you build the bookcase right up to the ceiling, you will get more storage space. Built-in bookcases represent a long-term investment, as they become a permanent part of the home.

Finally, either if you choose the free standing or built-in bookcases, you will get a great kind of furniture. Just be careful when choosing design!
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