Re: Shelves for Workshop
Any of the above would be suitable for shelving.
2x6 uprights is a bit of an overkill, unless you're going to be supporting engine blocks, otherwise 2x4 framing is more than sufficient. Also, I would recommend framing for the shelves and not just relying on the thickness of the shelf material to withstand the load of the contents. Given framing for the shelf, the thickness of the shelf material can be significantly less, which will result in much less costly materials. I would say that a 1x4 or a 2x2 shelf frame with 1/2" plywood or osb would be more than sufficient for all but the heaviest of loads. No matter how you build your shelf, you're not going to want to watch your spans. For a plain 3/4" slab, don't span more than 3'. With a 1x4 or 2x2 frame you can probably span 4' - 6' depending on the total weight load placed upon it. If the weight will be significant, use a 2x4 frame and don't span more than 6'.
Last edited by A. Spruce; 07-08-2011 at 12:51 AM.
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