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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 01-29-2015 12:41 AM 688 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2015 12:41 AM

I’m making some shelves that will sit on top of cabinets on either side of a fireplace.
I’m still making the cabinets, but my question is this.

For the upright shelving, not the horizontal, the height is 76” and the depth will be 12-14” what wood would you use, ply, or boards. I’m using Poplar. No backs.

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#1 posted 01-29-2015 01:10 AM

I guess it depends on what the customer is willing to pay for. I think MDF/Ply would be more durable.

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#2 posted 01-29-2015 01:12 AM

If it’s gonna be painted. Ply.

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#3 posted 01-29-2015 01:18 AM

Its to be stained.

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#4 posted 01-29-2015 01:24 AM

Cabinet grade ply with whatever veneer you select will stain as well as solid wood.

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#5 posted 01-29-2015 01:27 AM

mrjinx007, I’m mainly concerned that 3/4 inch ply might not be strong enough to keep the shelving from wobble.

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