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Old 03-23-2019, 01:17 AM   #1
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Unknown part for steel shelving unit


I picked up eight (8) disassembled 36" W x 36" H x 18" D steel shelving units used on Craigslist (pictured/attached). As I'm re-assembling them later at home I'm using the double notched horizontal width bars/supports (second item pictured on the surface), but eventually I notice there's single notched horizontal width bars/supports too (fourth item pictured on the surface). I'm thinking now I've been assembling the units wrong as I forgot to use the single notched bar. The thing that's also throwing me off is that the single notched bar is V shaped (45 degree angle) and the double notched bar is L shaped (90 degree angle). How are these single notched bars suppose to be installed? And more importantly can plywood shelves be placed on them?


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You can use plywood if you want vs. the particle board.



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You can use plywood if you want vs. the particle board.

It looks like that unit is a slightly different model, but I'm guessing the structure schema should be the same; if stacking two units (for 72" high), the double notched bars should be installed on top & bottom and the single notched bars in-between? If I'm only using one unit (not stacking, just 36" high), wanting only a 2 shelves setup (top and middle) and wanting it to be structural stable, do I use a single bar on top and double bar for the middle shelf or vice versa or must I use double bars for both shelves regardless?

The heaviest things that'll likely go on these shelves are a chop saw and ten or so 1 gallon paint cans
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I have a bunch of those units but have never seen the 'fourth item' part. Are they perhaps part of something else and got thrown in with this shelving? What is on the end of them? Is it maybe a diagonal brace that you get with the largest units that maybe I don't have?
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