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Wooden Pantry Shelves

Posted by brianadarnell (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 7, 11 at 13:26

Hi All,
I really really want to have my DH outfit my pantry with some sweet wooden shelves. The quote from our GC was $2000 which I equated to the fact that they just don't want to do it.

My question is this: How are your wooden shelves supported? I have an 80" run and a 70" run and I really wanted to avoid the dividers that make it feel like little cubbies where you cant put anything too long. I want it to look more like arlosmom's pantry with 16" deep shelves on both walls. We plan to use a wood grade (or just below) plywood. Is that the right material?

Any ideas on how to support the long runs would be apprecaited. TIA!


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RE: Wooden Pantry Shelves

I suggest you read the attached article. It will give deflection for various materials and principles of beam support.

Here is a link that might be useful: Engineering shelves


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RE: Wooden Pantry Shelves

what a great article and calculator! Thanks!


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