|Forum topic by BHolcombe||posted 274 days ago||533 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
274 days ago
Just wanted to bounce a few ideas off of you guys.
In my interest in creating an integral bookcase that is easily attached a wall I’m kicking around a few ideas.
I’m planning to build a somewhat modular bookcase, 90” wide, 60” tall. I plan to hang it on the wall.
The shelves will be 4/4 walnut finished to 3/4” and the back will be baltic birch ply installed with a rabbet joint, so the back will be integral. It will also be pinned to shelves, likely with dowels.
So, I’ve been kicking around a few ideas on how to hang this with some success, since books can get pretty heavy. Would hanging this on the wall by going through the back be strong enough, or should I build a cleat system to hang it?
In any case, cleat or through the plywood, I’ll be attaching it with 3.5” cabinet screws.