adjustable selfs vs fixed shelves.

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Forum topic by woodworkingdrew posted 11-30-2014 05:05 AM 1135 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2014 05:05 AM

I like to build shelving units and book cases. I was wondering if there is a general rule or advantage to permanently joining the shelves in a dado joint or making them adjustable. Thanks

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#1 posted 11-30-2014 05:37 AM

adjustable shelves add flexibility, but if the case is tall, it is common to have a fixed shelf in the middlish to keep the sides from bowing out.


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#2 posted 11-30-2014 02:58 PM

What Eric said is true. You need to come up with the basic design first, then see if a fixed shelf is needed. I make shop and general storage with fixed shelves..just faster.

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