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Buying a bookcase

Monday, January 24th, 2011

For some people, a bookcase is an absolutely essential piece of furniture. Whether you’re a student, an academic or someone who has a large collection of novels, having a suitable bookcase to store your cherished book collection can be a valuable addition to your furniture setup.

As well as providing an easily accessible place to store and organise your books, a bookcase also ensures that your volumes are well protected from dust, moisture in the air and accidental spillages. But as well as being a functional piece of furniture, a pine or oak bookcase can also be an attractive display piece which adds a lot to the aesthetic value of the room. Furthermore, it can double up as a handy place to display ornaments and pictures.

Before buying  abookcase it’s essential to decide where you’re going to put it and measure the height, width and depth of the space to ensure that the pine or oak bookcase you buy will fit in comfortably without interfering with your movement around the room or any other items of furniture. When choosing the size of the bookcase, it’s also important to consider the size of your book collection, and any future additions you may make to it.

Aside from size, the other thing to consider is the type of material it’s made of. Veneers and synthetic materials may be cheaper, but real wood furniture, such as oak or pine, provides a far more attractive and long lasting solution.