The size and shape of the revolving bookshelves will have an effect on the usefulness of the unit, as will the materials used to make the shelf. Consider the cost of each unit as well, especially if you need to buy several revolving bookshelves units for your home or business. Business owners will want to choose a shelf that is not too tall, as all the books on the shelf should be accessible to all customers short and tall.
One of the most important things to check when considering revolving bookshelves is its stability when loaded with books.
If possible, test the revolving bookshelves by placing some weight on it and nudging it lightly to see how stable it is. You can do this same test when the shelf is empty; if it wobbles too much when empty, you can assume it will wobble when books are loaded into it, which can potentially lead to the shelf falling over. Make sure the base of the revolving bookshelves is wide and stable, and it can support the weight of the shelf when loaded down with books.
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The design and aesthetic appeal of the revolving bookshelves will be left up to your preferences. Some of the most common materials used for these shelves are solid wood and particleboard, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Particleboard will be the least expensive option, so if cost is an issue, or if you need to buy several shelves, you may want to consider these shelves.
Solid wood shelves will be both sturdier and more attractive, but they will also be much more expensive. If you are only buying one shelf, or if cost is not an issue, wooden shelves are the best option for strength and aesthetics. Metal revolving bookshelves can also be quite attractive, depending on what type of metal is used and how the shelf is built. These tend to be less expensive as long as higher end metals are not used to build the shelf. Plastic revolving bookshelves are less common but more economical and reasonably attractive, though they will not be the strongest or the most stable choice.