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Shelving  /  December 16, 2021

How to Create a Home Library

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Discover Top Tips on How to Create a Home Library in the West Omaha Area

For both readers and writers, building a home library can be a dream come true. The fascination of books and the magnificent decorations they make, on the other hand, is for everyone who wants to have a classic look. Professional craftspeople are a terrific option for creating the exact look and design you want for your home library. Learn about some ideas and possibilities for setting up a home library.

A home library can virtually go anywhere in your home. Convert an end wall in your living room or designate an entire spare bedroom to the cause. It is important to keep in mind it is best to avoid rooms with direct or bright sunlight, as these can cause the book covers to fade, and to avoid 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

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. Combine your office with construction cabinets and shelving and create a book nook in a window with bench seats and shelving. Bookcases come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you have a lot of alternatives.  

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