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I am going to make a bathroom storage cabinet. It will be approx 3' wide and 13" deep. I want 2 shelves spanning the 3' width. If they are in dado grooves in the sides and back, can I leave out supports in the middle without sagging. The shelves will be 3/4" and will be holding towels and toiletries.

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Use good 3/4" cabinet grade plywood and face the front edge (at least) with 3/4"X1" hardwood to match the shelving and you'll have NO problems.

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Use good 3/4" cabinet grade plywood and face the front edge (at least) with 3/4"X1" hardwood to match the shelving and you'll have NO problems.
This is what I would do.
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I am going to make a bathroom storage cabinet. It will be approx 3' wide and 13" deep. I want 2 shelves spanning the 3' width. If they are in dado grooves in the sides and back, can I leave out supports in the middle without sagging. The shelves will be 3/4" and will be holding towels and toiletries.
What material are you using? You might want to just install them on shelf pins. That way you can flip them if they do.






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I can't face frame it because there will be two doors that span both shelves.

I will be using 3/4 red oak ply. I could do shelf pins but i was thinking the dados would offer more support.

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Sorry if my use of "face" was confusing. I meant apply the hardwood to the edge(s) of the Shelves. Shelf pins would work, if you think you might need to move the shelves.
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I can't face frame it because there will be two doors that span both shelves.

I will be using 3/4 red oak ply. I could do shelf pins but i was thinking the dados would offer more support.

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Sorry if my use of "face" was confusing. I meant apply the hardwood to the edge(s) of the Shelves. Shelf pins would work, if you think you might need to move the shelves.
Ah, gotcha, thanks!

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.07. So it looks like I'll be fine.

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