Posted at Friday, August 25th 2017 11:06:07 AM under Wall Shelves by Shea-Lynn
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.
Wall systems can be freestanding, hanging, modular, adjustable, or fixed, just to name a few options available. There are corner units, floating shelves, hanging shelves, track systems and fully adjustable wall units. The most flexible system is a track system. You can adjust the height of the shelves to accommodate several different sized items. This type of shelving gives you the freedom to frequently change your displays without too much fuss. You can tailor this style of shelving to fit your specific needs.
What will you display on your shelves? If you are creating a shelving area for your extensive library, your shelves will need to be very sturdy. Other items such as trinkets, photographs, baskets and favorite collections may not require as much support. Wood or glass shelves are better suited for smaller items, whereas wire shelving will accommodate larger items and linens very well. The more items you can store up and away using wall space means a cleaner and more organized home overall.