I have a 16 month and 7 week old and have been finishing my basement
so we have a place for them to play and to get their toys/books out of
the way. Basically it a big cage! Anyway, I am building cabinets
around about a 1/4 of the room. Its probably a good 25' or 30' of
wall space so to keep the cost down I am using MDF for the carcases.
My question is:
Is it alright to use MDF for fixed shelving in cabinets that are at
most 36" wide or am I going to experience just too much sag?
I can use 3/4" MDF as a backer so that should add to the stiffness. I
am also planning on a poplar face frame, but is that enough? These
cabinets will problaby be used mostly for books, toys, DVD's, etc.
The weight of the books could get substantial but that would be about
Any help would be appreciated.