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I want to make a bookshelf, and permanently attach the top and bottom shelf (duh?)


How can I do this, without putting holes in the outside of the bookshelf? (to nail/screw them into place)

They will be holding too much weight for glue. If it matters, those two shelves will be torsion boxes.


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The width is a bit wide for not having further support in the middle. You wouldn't need a torsion box if you make a center divider. For dadoes, they only need to be ¼" deep. I wouldn't use pocket screws.





I didn't draw the entire thing, I only drew the parts we were talking about. I suppose I should have:



I will have multiple shelves, about 5. The middle shelves will all be torsion boxes, placed on metal "L" pieces.

The back will be covered with 3/16" hardboard.



Is it still too wide?

And to the one who asked about why I'm using torsion boxes: to prevent the boards from sagging. If you have a better suggestion, please share.
 
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