Solid Wood Bookshelves and Bookcases
Our wooden storage shelves, wood bookcases, and bookshelves are a great way to elegantly store books or any other similarly sized items. Before the advent of the printing press, books were written by hand and therefore it was rare for anyone to own more than a few. Those who were fortunate enough to own a number of books typically stored them on shelves or in cupboards with doors. These cupboards, typically constructed out of wood, are the ancestors of modern day bookcases. Eventually, the cupboard doors were done away with and the bookcases that we are familiar with today took shape. However, even at this stage books were not ordered on a bookcase’s shelves as they are today: books were typically laid flat and stacked on a shelf or they were placed upright, but with their spines facing into the bookshelf instead of out of it.
This bookshelf arrangement may seem odd, but makes sense because at this point in history books were bound with a leather strap and the titles were written on the part of the strap that would face out of the wooden bookcase. However, once printing was invented two things changed: first, people could afford more books (and consequently needed more bookcases and bookshelves for storage) and second, the spine because the standard location for a book’s title. Early bookcases were often made out of oak wood and many people still consider an oak bookcase to be the most appropriate wood type of an elegant library or study.
We offer a variety of solid wood bookcases and bookshelves in a variety of finishes, including oak and chestnut. If you would prefer to paint or finish a wooden bookcase yourself, we also offer bookcases unfinished. Our customers typically opt for our chestnut or oak-finished bookshelves, but we do get the folks who want to finish a wooden bookcase in their own unique taste. All our bookcases are solid wood furniture pieces that will last generations and will add elegance to any room. Each wooden bookcase and bookshelf that we sell comes with a quality guarantee.
A wood bookcase is never limited to books either; this versatile wooden furniture can store or display any number of items. A number of our solid wood bookcases are made with adjustable shelves so that the shelving heights can be adjusted; allowing our customers to customize their wood bookcases for smaller or larger items. Models we make that feature adjustable shelving include our solid wood Underwindow Bookcase with Adjustable Shelf, our 30" Tall Console Bookcase and our Mission Bookcase (available solid wood with oak or chestnut finish or unfinished).
We also make a number of bookshelves with fixed shelving if adjustment isn’t an important feature. These solid wood bookcases include our Cottage Bookshelf and our 12" Wide Baker's Rack. Next time you need some more storage space or shelving, think about getting some of our solid wooden bookcases. These bookcases will add style and elegance to any setting in addition to efficiently storing books or other knick knacks.