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Bespoke Bookcases

Bespoke bookcases – a perfect addition for home or office Bespoke bookcases are a perfect addition to any home or office. “Bespoke” in of itself is a term that has been used for years in the U.K. to refer to items that are handmade. The term is slowly becoming popularized in other parts of the world. It means to refer to something that is masterfully crafted to combine form and function, and to be something that will last for a long time.

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Bespoke Bookcase Shopping Guide

When shopping for bespoke bookcases, try to decide is what “bespoke” truly means to you. Many consider true bespoke furniture to items created according to the exact wishes of the customer. Others take a broader view of bespoke. They would consider a retailer like IKEA to offer bespoke furniture, because while IKEA will not create a bookcase as you exactly want it, they will give you a certain set of customization options.

True bespoke is likely going to go cost you a little more than something from a retailer like IKEA. But if you’re truly serious about having a bookcase that can’t be found anywhere else, then you’ll want to find a furniture maker who is willing to work with you on every level of creation. This means you’ll want to do as much research as possible on the kind of furniture maker you’ll want to work with. It also means having a very clear idea of what you want. Hardwoods can be a bit costly, but they’re more resistant to damage. A bookcase made from softwoods will be less expensive, but you’re going to be sacrificing a little durability. Metal is also an option, but some furniture makers won’t work with metal, so make sure your furniture maker is willing to work with metal if that’s what you want.


Communicate as much as possible with your furniture maker. Figure out where you want your bookcase to go, and take accurate measurements of the area for your furniture maker. You also want to communicate to your furniture maker what you plan to do with the bookshelf. This allows for them to craft the shelving and other features of the bookshelf accordingly.

These are just some of the things you’ll want to discuss with a furniture maker. Remember that it’s all about getting the kind of bookshelf you’ve always wanted. Don’t be afraid to speak up. It’s your money.