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#1 posted 06-09-2016 03:26 PM

To start, I have to admit that I don’t have a good idea of what a “crate shelf” is.
Plus I don’t think I know what a 1/4 dado is.
And, I am only issuing the 1/2 dado means it is half way through the thickness of the plywood.
But a few unknowns won’t stop me from commenting!

I don’t think the dado depth is as key in this as is the length of the shelf span, and the amount of weight that will rest on a shelf. To wit, I used some 1/2 ply that was on hand to make quick and easy storage shelves about 30 inches long, which are supported on solid bars at each end. The ones with small scraps of wood cut-offs are just fine. The ones that have a bunch of gallon and quart paint cans are sagging a lot, not surprisingly.

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