Shelving Spans for Bookcases

Shelving Spans for Bookcases(copy right handyman magazine ) If you’re designing a cabinet or a bookcase, what’s the greatest length (span) a shelf can be without an objectionable sag? There are four factors to consider: 1) how the load is distributed, 2) the expected load, 3) the shelf material, 4) the method of reinforcement. GUIDELINES. Taking the four factors into consideration, the chart shows some general guidelines for the maximum span for shelves to avoid objectionable sag. Note:...

Barrister style door - Will it bind?

I am designing a microwave cabinet for our office, and decided to go with a barrister bookcase style door in one section. I stole the design for the door guides from the April 2007 issue of popular woodworking. I have a concern that pressure will be place on one side of the door more than another when opening, which could cause it to bind. Does anyone have any experience with this style door? If so, any advice on a method to reduce or eliminate the possibility of binding without adding any...