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Posted on How do I make this style of shelving? Looks simple but has me stumped

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#1 posted 11-26-2015 03:28 AM

wow…all good points
Funny – such a simple looking shelf design threw me off
I’m inclined to go CAD but will suggest the client tape off if they so wish to do so
they are hands on and would likely enjoy the process.

It’s not fine furniture and I like machines so I’m not against using through fasteners, brads and biscuits
Gonna avoid dados – i still mess lining them up in my furniture to date let along a huge wall

Pine, MDO or a composite ply appeals to me more than MDF for longevity and it wouldn’t be as susceptible to moisture or to dings on the corners. Ideally I would like a true 1” thick board so it doesn’t look like it came from a box store or Ikea.

I’ll do a rough budget to do it the way I think is best (with all the great LJ input) and see if it will fly
if it exceeds the budget i’ll fall back on 3/4” regular stock

Looks like shop built boxes makes the most sense and install on site with help
Thanks for all the advice – it’s super to have real life back up with a push of a button!

-- Greg Simon

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