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#1 posted 06-29-2012 01:02 PM

For 3’ shelves, 3/4” lumber or plywood will be strong enough, especially a hardwood like oak, maple, ash, etc. If your bookcase is going to have a back, you can cut a dado into the back or put screws through it, into the shelves to give extra support to the shelves,

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