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Forum topic by mandatory66 posted 03-08-2015 04:15 AM 928 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2015 04:15 AM

I am installing a couple of shelves in a cabinet that will have to span 38 inches. They will be 20 inches wide. I would like to use 3/4 inch plywood but I am not sure that the shelf will not sag. I am thinking about making them out of oak but It would increase the cost quite a bit and I am not sure the oak would not sag. The cabinet is furniture grade so I just can’t support them with 2×4’s etc. They will not be loaded with a lot of weight, just stuff like shoes,sweaters maybe a jewlery box etc. What say you?

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#2 posted 03-08-2015 04:50 AM

Cheers to you as well Brad, Thanks for hooking me up with the site,got the answer i needed.

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#4 posted 03-08-2015 05:29 AM


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Great Link Brad. Thanks!


EDIT: How did that “MrUnix” thing slip in there? Not in your Original Post. Damn Goblins are at it again …LOL..

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