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#1 posted 01-09-2021 03:16 PM

Another consideration is you probably want do design in some sort of a short base/pedestal. Having a large assembled object (shelves) that are the same height as your ceiling makes it impossible to tip up to install. If you assemble in place, you open up another can of worms.

The base allows the shelves to be a bit shorter so they can be tipped up and clear the ceiling. The shelves are then lifted up while the base is slid in underneath.

25 2”x12” uprights will eat your budget and then some. You might get by with construction lumber, but without any left over funds for the shelves and finishes.

Plenty of plans and design ideas here and on line. Have a go at searching and reading up, this is a large scale project and should be thoroughly planned out.

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