Welcome to the Just Good Furniture selection of bookcases and shelf units which are available in various sizes and styles.
Book shelves and shelf units
Book shelves and shelf units are very simple items of furniture. They are basically horizontal shelves within a simple unit, on which books are stored. Books are displayed on the shelf unit vertically in order to give clear access to the name of the book and the author written on the spine.
As the name suggests, book shelves were first designed solely to hold large collections of books.
When books were an expensive item to purchase, they were only enjoyed by the very wealthy who kept them on book shelves within a gentlemen’s study or a library. However as technology advanced and printing became much cheaper, more books were produced. After many years, the everyday man became able to buy, read and own books. A book shelf was the simplest way to store such items in the home.
Much larger series of book shelves can be found in public libraries around the world.
Today, book shelves sometimes have doors on them, and as such, they become known as book cases.
Book shelves are also often known as shelf units and are used to display other decorative items as an alternative to holding books.
Book shelves, shelf units and their uses.
Book shelves and shelf units are versatile, practical and often attractive furniture items on which to display collections, ornaments or to store books, etc. They are ideal for any room in the home where storage is a necessity.
There are many different designs of book shelves or shelf units currently on the market; with some being manufactured from materials like wicker, steel, glass, rattan or synthetics and with many more being made from various types of quality woods such as Oak
, Cherry, Pine, Elm, Ash or Walnut.
Book shelves or shelf units can be placed together to act as room dividers (ideal in smaller appartments or flats to separate or distinguish areas), or can be placed (as is customary) against a wall.
Book shelves and shelf units at Just Good Furniture.
At Just Good Furniture (JGF), our shelf units/book cases are made from high quality woods such as Ash
. They appear in various finishes including stained and with a distressed look.
They are very strong and robust and are able to withstand a great deal of regular use, whilst remaining an attractive item for your room.
All are available at competitive prices and represent very good value for money on the internet.
All our book shelves and shelf units are held in stock; come with swift delivery and a 10 day money back guarantee.