Posted by Shyanne under Wall Shelves at Thursday, August 24th 2017 02:00:05 AM
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.
Numerous shelves are manufactured from wood, steel, enamel instead of glass. The styles too have gone wacky with some representing a protracted staircase to hold on to books and magazines. Certain shelves are available which can be moved in angles. These are used as storage spaces but nowadays the styles that are available can make them items of decoration which can be featured in the rooms at the same time. A great array of wall mount shelves are in English oak, fiber and glass which are simply irresistible.