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#1 posted 01-19-2013 08:10 PM

Most shelves that I see with sag are because the unsupported span is too long. You can go more than about 2’ by beefing things up but if you stick with short spans and shelves at least 3/4” thick you run a lot less risk of sag, even when heavier objects like books are placed on the shelves.

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