Help with screws, nails and bookcases
I am very new and inexperience with wood.
My mother would like a bookcase. I've made a tall thin one before, but my mother would like one to be three shelves high, and 5 or six feet long!
I can use either 3/4 pine boards or 3/4 oak boards (more expensive! but it is my mother... sigh...).
But going for something 5 feet or more long, weighted down with books, I don't know if the wood will hold.
DOes anyone know if i should use screws or nails, (which are stronger) and how long they should be?
Also, how much weight can 3/4 wood hold when it is 5 feet long?
any help is much appreciated.
thank you and take care