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Furniture Glossary: Case Goods

Case goods are wood furniture pieces that provide storage space. Often used in dining rooms and bedrooms, they also include bookcases and desks. Back to Furniture Glossary

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Rather self-explanatory, a bookshelf is a wooden piece of furniture with horizontal shelves to house books and other decorative items such as pictures or vases. The term is used interchangeably with bookcase — though many in the latter term have glass cases to shield books from dust. The shelves can be fixed or movable depending on the style.

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