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08-30-2013 11:31 PM
I have a customer who wants long shelves made, supported by wooden brackets that use diagonal braces. The shelves and brackets will be painted white.
They are going to hold books and one of them is also longer than 8’, so man made board is out of the question.
My timber supplier has nice 10” wide 4/4 planks of SYP at 16’ long or there’s a few wide poplar 4/4 planks, 16’ long in the bale. Both are kiln dried and show no sign of cupping even though both are tangentially sawn.
Normally I’d make a shelf this wide by ripping a plank in half and gluing it together heart side up/heart side down to eliminate cupping. I don’t think there’s going to be the money in this little job to do that. Is it sufficient to have the shelf heart side up – and attached to the brackets with a screw in the centre to keep the middle pulled down flat? Or do I need to get my biscuit jointer out?
Which would you use?