Cherry wood, sometimes known as American Black Cherry, Whiskey Cherry, Choke Cherry, Rum Cherry, or Wild Cherry, has many advantages as a building material for bookcases. Cherry wood is medium weight, moderately hard, and very strong. It has an attractive grain, a natural luster, and a warm glow that fits in well with many interior design schemes. New cherry wood has a light golden tone, while aged wood changes to a rich reddish brown as it is exposed to light.
The first step in choosing a second hand cherry wood bookcase is to decide how many books you want to store. Bookcases vary greatly in size, ranging from small two or three shelf cases to large wall-sized pieces designed to hold an entire home library. If you buy books on a regular basis, don’t forget to plan for the extra room necessary to allow you to add to your collection.
If you have a small space, a bookcase can be visually overpowering. To help minimize this effect, choose a second hand cherry wood bookcase with a ladder design or an open back. This will keep the bookcase from looking “boxy” and adding to the already crowded feel of a tiny room. As an added bonus, your cherry wood bookcase will be lighter and thus easier to move if you decide to upgrade to larger living quarters at a later date.
When choosing a second hand cherry wood bookcase, don’t forget that there are many special features that can turn a functional piece of furniture into a pretty home decor accent. Glass doors with etched designs protect books from dust. Drawers provide space to store blankets, board games, or other small items. Some bookcases even feature sliding panels that display family photos while acting as bookends.
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