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#1 posted 09-24-2018 01:23 AM

Hi everyone,

We started to narrow down the design. size will be ~50” tall, 30” deep with shelves recessed 27” and 3” to allow for doors to have pegboard on the inside.

We settled on using 3/4” plywood (baltic birch) for sides due to not being able to glue large size plywood pieces at home. For top, we’ll use normal 3/4” plywood and for base glued 1/2” x 2. For back, we are going to use 1/2” plywood. idea is to use kreg pocket screws to join everything and glue it (1.25” screws every 2”). Base will also have extra 3/4” 4” squares (plywood cutoffs) for more support for wheels, sank with 1.75” screws. For shelves, which will be approx 27×24, we’ll glue 3/8” x 2 (I think that will make them more rigid than 3/4” but if I am wrong, please correct me).

For actual shelf support we are going to use something like this and appropriate nails and tabs. It’s rated for 500lbs (sounds crazy but maybe typo on the brochure) and each shelf will have dual track (8” recessed from front and back), so each shelf will sit on 4 tabs and can be adjustable.

I did some calculations and it seems max, max shelves should have 100lbs, maybe 150 and if I need 150lbs+, i can put it on lowest shelf which will have dual 1/2” plywood base.

We are buying plywood this week and hopefully will have it done in 4-6 weeks (living is a small apartment with no work space sucks).

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