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Posted on Solid or ply for shelves

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SamuraiSaw

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#1 posted 558 days ago

I prefer plywood. There is little strength advantage (if any) of solid over plywood. But solid does have inherent disadvantages such as warping and cupping.

I usually cut a shallow rabbett, say 1/4”, in 1 to 1 1/2” stock to add strength and mask the raw plywood edge. The rabbett provides greater glue area.

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