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#1 posted 02-12-2016 02:33 PM

Thanks so much so far.

I am familiar with Sagulator and similar, but my situation isn’t really covered properly.

And indeed, I am not so much concerned about sag as I am concerned about weight placed on the unsupported shelf corners potentially causing high torque in the dados, eventually damaging the entire assembly.

I’d like to avoid having to obstruct the unsupported corners unless necessary for stability reasons. I guess I will simply try it out and see how it goes. It will probably be necessary to keep an eye on it long-term, which would be somewhat of a nuisance.

I just want to get a sense for whether potential failure would be gradual or sudden. It won’t be fun to see these boards come crashing down…

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