Where does the Arch come from?

Where does the Arch come from?

Arches appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamian brick architecture, and their systematic use started with the ancient Romans, who were the first to apply the technique to a wide range of structures.

Does plywood make good shelves?

Plywood is the industry standard for shelving, so it's a good choice for bookshelves. However, there are a number of sturdy woods with which you can construct bookshelves.

Can I make shelves out of plywood?

Cut the plywood in the direction of the grain. Plywood shelving always mounts with the grain pattern running from side to side. ... The thicker the plywood, the sturdier it will be. Shelving made from 3/4-inch plywood will be a sturdier base for heavy items than 1/2-inch thick plywood.

What kind of plywood do you use for garage shelves?

IMO you should get the best quality 3/4 plywood you can find (as many plys as possible) rip it to width, then glue 2 layers of that plywood together to make a 1 1/2" thick shelf. If desired, you could cap the cut ends with solid wood.

How much space do you need between garage shelves?

From experience- 16" works best. 12" is too shallow except for the small stuff; 24" is too deep and stuff gets lost in the back. As for hgt- I've taken my all the way to the ceiling- going vertical is the only choice when it comes to garage space. The top shelves are easily accessible with a ladder.

How thick should Plywood be for garage shelves?

TIP: To optimize plywood use, plan your shelving to be 12", 16" or 24" in width. Then you can rip your plywood into either four 12" wide strips, three 16" wide strips or two 24" wide strips with no waste.