|Forum topic by m88k||posted 05-17-2010 11:07 PM||1211 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-17-2010 11:07 PM
I’m working on designing my new desk, borrowing the basic concept from this pottery barn unit I found online.
I’m replacing one of the shelving units with a mail sorter design, dimensioned to let me store either individual papers or notebooks. I was planing on using hardboard for the shelves, but the project is rapidly moving upscale. If using red oak ply, how thick do you think the shelves need to be? they’ll be covering an 11 inch span, supported by dados of undetermined depth. Will 1/8 cut it?
My previous projects have been brutish creations with cheap framing timber; I’m a little out of my depth with some of my design details…