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maljeff 03-18-2013 09:51 AM

Pine shelves
Not sure if this is the correct area to post this question but here goes. I'm building various pine shelves and a cubby and I'm not sure which of these 2 products I should use from Home Depot:

Pine Shop Shelving #1 3/4 Inch 16 Inch x 96 Inch
This panel is solid pine and $36/panel

Shelving Pine Bulk #2 Edge Glued 3/4 Inch 16 Inch x 96 Inch
This panel is a series of glued pine panels or strips and is $20/panel

Other than the solid pine vs glued and the price, the description and suggested uses are identical. My plan is to stain all the shelves so you can see the wood grain and the knots. I want the shelves to look good/professional so I'm trying to determine if the extra cost for solid pine is worth it.

I have the links to both but I don't know if I'm allowed to include links in the forum.


Blondesense 03-18-2013 11:19 AM

If you are OK with the look, I'd go with the glued. It will probably be less likely to warp or cup.
Keep in mind that 3/4" material will want to sag if there is significant weight on it and not enough support.

~As long as you are not selling stuff, I don't think the mods would mind if you included your links. It would help us understand your question.

joecaption 03-18-2013 11:22 AM

Whole lot less expencive if you use 3/4 sanded plywood and face framed or edge banded it.

jagans 03-18-2013 01:00 PM

Agree with Joe. Add a 1.5 high x 3/4 inch wide pine strip under front edge of birch plywood with biscuits, then add a strip of pine to the full face with wood glue. Fasten pine ledger strip to back of case, and lay shelf on ledger and brad nail or biscuit join. Biscuit joiners are great fir this type of work. I love my Makita.

SeniorSitizen 03-18-2013 03:24 PM

Of the two choices I'd go with the edge glued. I do prefer Fir for strength but that wasn't your question.

Plywood for shelving, not in my house no matter what attempt has been made to strengthen it. OH, maybe for feather pillows but that's about maximum.

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