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Posted on plywood carcass construction dado depth

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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 04:32 PM

Industry standard is 1/3 the thickness of the vertical material. That holds true for dadoes both sides. There’s no structural concern here because the load is down, not lateral.

The compelling reason to keep them the same is that the math stays constant; therefore, the machine settings and the shelf adds do not vary. This can be critical to consistency and quality.



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