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Bookcases: Shelving Units and Display Cabinets

Historically, bookcases were only made for the wealthy, because they were the only ones who could afford books. These days, we all need book storage of some kind, and bookcases come be made to suit your needs. We make large single and double breakfront bookcases to order in oak, ash mahogany, or even painted.

Bookcases Made to Order

Traditional Style Narrow Bookcase with Cupboard

This narrow bookcase can be made to order, to suit your requirements.

The shelving unit shown was part of a suite of pine furniture for a study and library room. We made several cabinets of various sizes to go between doorways and windows, and we only had a narrow space to work with for these bookshelves.

The bookcase can be made as a full shelving unit, if cupboard storage is not required

This bookcase has no cut out on the plinth, but kept a fluted detail on the uprights to match in with other furniture in the study.

Bookcases Made to Order

Traditional Style Bookcase with Adjustable Shelving

This bookcase is one of our more standard styles, and can be made to your dimensions. The bookshelves are adjustable to suit the size of the books, and each bookshelf can be altered to suit.

This version was made in pine, but ash, oak and mahogany is available.

A fluted detail was used on the uprights, and the plinth had a simple cut out detail.

Bookcases Made to Order

Traditional Style Bookcase with Adjustable Shelving

This bookcase is one of our more standard styles, and can be made to your dimensions. The bookshelves are adjustable to suit the size of the books, and each bookshelf can be altered to suit.

This version was made in ash but oak and mahogany is available.

A fluted detail was used on the uprights, and the plinth had no cut out detail.

Bookcases Made to Order

Traditional Style Double Bookcase with Adjustable Shelving

This wide bookcase has a centre upright which halves the span of the bookshelf, stopping it from bending under the weight of the books. The bookshelves are still adjustable to suit the size of the books, and each bookshelf can be altered to suit.

This oak bookcase was finished in a light stain, with a pine tonque and groove back.

Breakfront Display Cabinet with Lower Cupboard Storage

Single Breakfront Display Cabinet/Bookcase

This is a single breakfront bookcase, shown here in pine, standing about 84” high and 72” wide. The bookcase comprises of six cabinets, with the outer ones being about 3” less deep than the centre ones, hence the single break.

This example shows cupboards in the base units, but we can also make them with drawers. The shelving in this display case is wood, but glass shelves can be used, in combination with a mirror back, on the display case so that fine china and porcelain statues can be viewed all round.

Breakfront Display Cabinet with Drawers and Cupboards

Double Breakfront Display Cabinet/Bookcase

This is a double breakfront bookcase made in English oak, standing about 84” high and 120” wide. The bookcase comprises of ten cabinets. The outer cabinets are about 3” shallower than the inner ones, with the inner cabinets then 3” less deep than the centre ones, hence the double break. This bookcase has drawers in the centre base cabinet, but they could have cupboard storage instead.

The adjustable shelves are made in wood but could be in glass, if you wish.

The internal cabinets are natural oak, while the external is stained. We did this so that the fine porcelain statues and trophies could be seen better. We could also put mirrors in the back, if you wish, so that the items displayed can be seen all round. The display case can also be lit, using 12volt surface mounted lighting, improving the display of your collectables.

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