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Charlie H.

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#1 posted 09-28-2018 03:15 PM

i built some shop bookcases out of the Home Depot bull nose MDF shelf material.
I sized them to be 24” edge to edge so I could rip a piece of hardboard (1/4” ply would work too) lengthwise and put a back on two units.
They are screwed together with pocket holes / screws and the back is nailed around the perimeter and across each shelf.
They are very sturdy, I have lots of hand power tools, hardware, and cans of finish stored on them for over a year and the shelves (~22” span) have not sagged.
The smaller individual units spaced 6-8” apart creates a very good place for vertical lumber storage.
If you ever need to move the storage the smaller bookcases are much easier to move too.
Of course what works for me may not work for anyone else.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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