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A bookcase is a useful addition to any home or office because it offers enough storage space and allows you to display decorative items alongside your books. Durability and aesthetics are also important.

We offer bookcases that meet all of these requirements at Redwood Home Furniture Store. We offer bookcases that fit the space and are wide enough and tall enough to accommodate your book collection. Our furniture is carefully selected from the country's best furniture brands.

What's the Difference Between a Bookshelf and a Bookcase?

The terms "bookcase" and "bookshelf" are often used interchangeably, but there are some differences.

A bookcase generally refers to a furniture piece with legs that are designed to store books, typically against a wall, and has multiple shelves or compartments. Bookcases are usually larger and sturdier. They can have closed back surfaces, open back surfaces, or glass doors to protect the books.

On the other hand, the term "bookshelf" typically refers to a single shelf or a set of shelves mounted on a wall. Modern bookshelves are usually smaller and narrower compared to bookcases, and they are used to display a limited number of books or other items.

They can be wall-mounted or used independently. Bookshelves are produced in different types, such as traditional bookshelves, modular bookshelves, ladder bookshelves, corner bookshelves, and floating bookshelves.

What Size Should Bookshelves Be?

There is a wide variety of bookshelf sizes to accommodate a variety of needs. Taller shelves typically have a maximum height of 84 inches, while shorter shelves range between 30 and 40 inches in height. On average, a shelf height of 72 to 78 inches of height is considered suitable for comfortable reach.

Shelves generally have a depth ranging from 6 to 24 inches. For optimal storage of books, the ideal depth falls between 10 to 16 inches. Shelf ranges can vary from 7 to 15 inches. A suitable spacing between shelves for books is typically 8 to 12 inches.

What is the Best Depth for Bookshelves?

The depth of bookshelves can vary due to the different sizes of books. For a standard bookshelf, the shelf depth is usually around 8-10 inches. However, for larger books, the depth can extend up to 16 inches. Another factor that affects shelf depth is the stability of the bookshelf. For a stable bookshelf, an ideal depth is around 12-14 inches. If space is limited, the depth can be reduced to 8 inches.

In Which Rooms can Bookcases be used?

Bookcases add elegance and aesthetic appeal to any space they are placed in. Books make a place worthwhile to spend time in. Living rooms are the most common rooms to have bookcases, enhancing the overall decor while showcasing books.

Home offices, depending on personal preference, often incorporate bookcases. A bookcase is a great addition to any bedroom for those who love reading before bed. Additionally, a bookcase is more of a necessity than a luxury in children's rooms. Children require a bookcase to store their textbooks and other needs.

What should I Consider when Choosing a Bookcase?

A bookcase should be chosen carefully based on several factors. Here are some important considerations:

Size and Space:

When choosing a bookshelf, you should first consider the space's width, depth, and height. A tall bookshelf may feel cramped in a space where the ceiling height is low.

Storage Capacity:

Regardless of the size and shape of your bookcase, you will not be able to use it if you do not have sufficient storage space.

Style and Aesthetics: 

A bookshelf should be in harmony with the room decor and style and have a color that matches your existing furniture. No matter how much you love a bookshelf, if it doesn't fit with your other furniture and room decor, you should keep it away.

Material and Durability: 

The material used in bookshelves should be of high quality, durable, and long-lasting. Depending on the decor of your room, you can choose a solid wood or metal bookshelf. At Redwood Furniture, we guarantee quality in all our products.

Which types of Bookcase Models Offer More Storage Space?

When determining the dimensions of your bookshelf for optimal functionality, several important factors must be considered. Begin by measuring the size of your largest books to ensure adequate spacing between shelves. If you plan on including entertainment equipment, make sure the shelves are deep enough to accommodate their size. 

Lastly, keep accessibility in mind by designing shelves that can be comfortably reached by users of different heights. Based on this information, bookcases with horizontal shelves like Gustav can provide maximum storage space.

How can I Combine Bookcases with Decorative Elements?

Adding decorative elements to your bookshelf will enhance its appearance. Dedicated shelves or the top shelf can be reserved for this purpose. However, you can greatly simplify this task if you opt for a bookshelf like Kamlo Display Shelve. To display decorative pieces, you should choose bookshelves with shelves at least 15" deep and capable of supporting your objects' weight.

Types of Bookcases

To choose a bookcase that fits your needs and space shape, you may wish to consider the following types of bookcases:

Ladder Shelf

Many people prefer ladder shelves due to their stylish design, convenient portability, and space-saving nature. These shelves are incredibly popular as they take up minimal space while offering a trendy aesthetic. Typically, their lower shelves are designed to be deeper than the upper shelves, allowing you to store your books and various objects with ease conveniently.

Corner Bookshelf

You can maximize your space with these shelves by effectively utilizing the corners of your space. Designed to be placed in wall corners, you can find a corner bookshelf in various styles and types.

Bookcase with Doors

Despite advancements in shelf systems, bookcases with doors continue to maintain their popularity. An enclosed bookcase provides a means to keep your books or objects clean and free from dust. With their closed compartments, you can safely store any items you prefer to keep out of sight.

Rotating Bookshelf

Typically, these bookcases are affixed to a rotating steel base at the bottom. Including a steel layer enhances the product's longevity, guaranteeing years of use. Rotating cabinets are bookshelves specifically designed for narrow spaces, offering convenience and ease of use. Depending on the layout of your space, you can take advantage of the practical solutions provided by these bookcases.

 Wall Bookshelf

Wall-mounted or mounted shelves are an excellent solution for enhancing the functionality of your walls. This stylish wall bookshelf enables you to transform empty walls into practical and aesthetically pleasing decor.

Kids Bookshelf

Specially designed for children, a kids' bookshelf can foster their love of reading. They provide ample space to display their favorite toys alongside the books, so they will always see and love the books.

What are the Different Materials used for Bookcases?

According to the type of bookcase and its style, bookcases are manufactured from a variety of different materials. 

Wooden Bookcases

The natural beauty and durability of wooden bookcases make them a popular option. A cost-effective and versatile alternative to wood is MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard). Plywood, on the other hand, has a long lifespan and resists warping.

What wood is used in bookcases?

Cedar and oak woods are common for shelving due to their strength and durability. They are suitable for both residential and commercial purposes. The elegant grain pattern of cedar adds to its visual appeal, complementing any interior design.

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