|Forum topic by Phiz||posted 695 days ago||726 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
695 days ago
One more question, before I actually start finalizing the design of my bookcase.
I was planning on just making a dado for the shelves and reinforcing it with screws or dowels. The shelves will be 3’ x 1’ (originally 2×1 but apparently I misheard the dimensions my wife wanted) , and the sides of the bookcase will probably by 3/4”. I am thinking they will all be oak.
At what point do I need to support the shelves? Will they just tear out of the wood when they are loaded with books?
-- - Jeff