When most of us think about solid pine bookcases we tend to think of modern new mass produced bookcases and these are far and away the most popular choice in most households. When we think of antique furniture we associate it with more sophisticated hard woods, but given the long history of pine you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that there is a beautiful antique pine bookcase out there for your home if you are prepared to track it down and can afford the added cost of an antique piece.
As pine is a soft wood you probably know by now that it is more prone to damage. Dents and scratches are common on well used pine bookcases but if you can find an antique pine bookcase that has been well looked after then you will be getting a beautifully aged piece that really looks great.
There are a couple of considerations that you should bear in mind before starting your search for the ideal antique pine bookcase and they are as follows – where are you going to buy your bookcase and is it really antique.
Shopping around – There’s no two ways about it, buying antique furniture is an art and not something to be taken lightly. Pricing an old piece of furniture is very subjective, so be prepared to do your research if you want to come close to discovering a fair price for antique pieces. There are two reasons why you will be in the market for an antique bookcase, the first is that you are looking for a “one of a kind” statement piece to put the finishing touches to a room.
Secondly you want a piece of furniture that is an investment as well as a practical object, if this is the case then you will want to shop wisely and be sure that your bookcase really is an antique rather than just plain old.
Antique shops and auction sites like EBay are both places where you could look for the right product but be wary of buying anything online that you have not seen in person, and when buying from antique shops don’t assume that the seller is setting a fair price, get a second opinion or do your research.
A cheaper option – While trawling the internet you may come across pine bookcases that appear to be antique but are they really antique or just antique in style? A proper antique pine bookcase will definitely set you back a few bob when perhaps all you really need to create a great look is a bookcase designed in an antique style. This could be a great compromise and a lot less hassle.
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