What wood is used for shelving?
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Also asked, how thick should Wood be for shelves?
Thickness and Sizes Use 3/4-inch thick materials for shelves and bookcase structure. If you're using hardwood solids, it's OK to boost the thickness to 1 1/4 inch for almost unlimited support. This type of shelf looks more like a mantel and is expensive, but adds the opulent look of craftsmanship.
Furthermore, what are shelves made of? Shelves are normally made of strong materials such as wood, bamboo or steel, though shelves to hold lighter-weight objects can be made of glass or plastic. DIY shelves can even be made from an old door, colored pencils or books.
Also question is, what kind of wood is used for bookshelves?
Birch is the best wood to use if you plan to paint your bookcase, and maple lends itself to a variety of stains. But there are also special-order lumberyards that make veneer plywood from any kind of wood, including mahogany, teak, cherry, or walnut.
Can Plywood be used for shelving?
Manufactured wood products are not as strong as solid wood. Plywood is only about half as rigid as the average hardwood because it's made of alternating layers of thick veneer. They have about onequarter of the strength of an average wood. Nevertheless, composite wood is widely used for shelving.