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Old 12-26-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Is there a good place online where you can buy shelves that are similar to the nice thick shelving that you see when you look at houses that have the built-in shelving?

Built-in shelves that come with houses always seem to look alot nicer than the ones you see at target, or Lowes.

Is there special places to buy these? Or is there a different name for them?

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Old 12-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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I did my built-in shelfs and I got the meterial from home depot.

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I did my built-in shelfs and I got the meterial from home depot.
Did you use the stock shelves they have? or did you custom order them?
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:41 PM   #4
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I took a full sheet of MDF and cut it myself. and added the arbrite on top.
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Here's a thread I started awhile back regarding a problem I encountered when building mine - folks then asked about the construction, so I added several pictures and info. Maybe it can provide you some ideas.

Entainment center - ceiling differs 1.25" inches side to side - what to do?
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I took a full sheet of MDF and cut it myself. and added the arbrite on top.
What is MDF and what is arbrite?
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:05 PM   #7
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In all likelihood the shelves you see are just standard 3/4 inch material with a front edge applied that extends somewhat below the bottom of the shelf to give it the appearance of being thicker. That is normally how it's done.

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