Posted at Sunday, August 20th 2017 06:35:24 AM by Shanzay under Wall Shelves
Different woods have different properties. Alder, for instance, is a light, easy to stain wood with no particular grain pattern and a very consistent color. It doesn`t have a lot of resistance to shock, however, so you shouldn`t try using it for shelves that might be easily dinged or damaged. Birch is another light colored wood that stains well, but it`s strong and hard, and has a noticeable fine wavy grain. Aspen is similarly light and evenly grained. It`s also very easy to find in shelves.
Cherry is easily identifiable by its distinctive reddish brown color and straight grain. It`s a stiff, strong wood that will add some expense to your shelves. However, it`ll look fantastic. Other premium woods include maple and oak. You`ll pay more, but these durable shelves will last a long time and add value to the room you put them in. For some, that`s more than worth the extra cost.
Everyone wants their shelving to compliment their décor. A variety of materials are used today to create shelving, so choose ones that will not only serve the function of holding your treasures, but also will blend into and match your existing décor seamlessly. Choose from solid woods of every color and grain, stainless steel, composite, or glass to make your shelving fit your personal style. Shelving comes in every shape as well, whether it be rectangular, round, square, curved, half-moon shaped, or triangular, and can pretty much fit into any and every space.