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#1 posted 02-08-2017 11:01 PM



Vince—

That yellow piece in the back will provide racking resistance. If your joints are nice and tight, and that yellow piece is 6-8 inches tall and securely fastened, you will probably be OK. Another cleat up under the top shelf would certainly help keep everything stiff, though. I would do it, IIWM.

- jerryminer

Thanks, the yellow piece will be about 6” tall I think. Also I had to google it but I learned when IIWM means :)


First off Welcome to LumberJocks!

So many things to think about with a new project.

For the joints on this project, it will depend on 3 things
1. How you are going to join the (2) horizontal piece to the (3) vertical pieces,
2. What material you plan on using. You mentioned wood boards so I am guessing you are going to get something like a 1” x 12” pine board instead of plywood?
3. What woodworking tools you have

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Good luck and post pictures of the build in the Blog section if you can! There is nothing LJ s seem to love more than photos of the steps of a project :)

- magaoitin

Thanks for the detailed post! I have a table saw, router, biscuit joiner, dado blade set and kreg jig, so I have those to choose from do the joints. And yes, I was thinking to use 1”x12” board rather than plywood but I think you may be right that I may need to go deeper. It looks like lowes has 1×16 and 1×20 pine boards so I may opt for those instead. Or maybe I need to go to a local woodshop and get something better quality. I wasn’t planning on a back, just open the way it is pictured.


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