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Home Improvement  /  December 8, 2021

How to Create a Home Library

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Discover Top Tips on How to Create a Home Library in the Fort Worth Area

Having a home library can be a dream come true for both readers and writers. The allure of books and the wonderful decorations they create, on the other hand, is for anyone who wants to enjoy that classic look. Professional craftspeople are a great resource for creating the exact look and design you want for your library. Explore some ideas and options for creating a home library.

A home library can be placed almost anywhere in your home. Convert a living room end wall or dedicate an entire spare bedroom to the cause. It is important to remember to avoid rooms with direct or bright sunlight, as this can cause the book covers to fade, as well as damp rooms or basements that are prone to mold or flooding.

Types of Shelving and Cases

Bookcases, wall units, shelving, and more can be custom made to fit the space in your home or installed for you by professional craftspeople. If you are a book lover or want to step up your office game, there are many options for you to choose from.

  • Multi-depth bookshelf
  • Media library shelving
  • Display case shelves
  • Cabinet and shelf combination
  • Built in lower cabinets
  • Bookshelf with no back panels
  • Library wall with walk thru openings

For each bookcase you install, you can also create them with finishing touches such as picking out specific hardware for any cabinet drawers, adding fluting or crown molding, lighting, glass shelving, and more.

Colors and Wood Finishes

If you are making bookshelves with natural wood, there are many materials and colors to pick from.

  • Walnut
  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Cherry

Stains and finishes can create a variety of colors and looks such as Tuscan Rose for oak, or Bronze Walnut.

A home library can be finished in a variety of ways. Build a book nook in a window with bench seats and shelving and combine your workspace with cabinets and shelving. Bookcases can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes, giving you a wide range of options.

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