Sure doesn't show and I doubt it...I'd expect the back to be thick
enough for a shallow dado although simply a 4d or 6d finish nail through
the back into the side of the shelf would do the trick as well...
Something very similar to that is what I'd wager on in the picture.
Anybody else think the fake antique "dirt" on the door corners, etc.,
just "too over the top"?
For what it's worth, I contacted the manufacturer, and just flat out asked
them if there was extra support, i.e., angle iron etc. Their reply: "As a
general rule they do not have any extra support but if you see a problem
with what you wish to store in it we can add a decorative wooden bracket at
the centre under each shelf."
As I suspected... :)
I still think if you want the open look I'd opt for simply nailing into
the back edge of the shelf through the back. It would hold a
significant weight, particularly if you can load the shelf toward the
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