Looking at building a hutch for a friend that wishes it to be around 6' high by 5' long & probably 2' deep. She wants to paint the piece, so question 1) is cabinet grade plywood what I want to use regardless of finish?
The shelves on the top of the hutch are to span the entire 5' width without breaks. They will be approximately 5' x 20". Assuming I use a lipped edge of solid wood to cover the edge of 3/4" ply for shelves in the front, (question 2) will the shelves need reinforcement at that length & width? They will probably be holding china, bowls, dishes, etc. and lots of them. I've never used plywood for shelves in that length and am concerned they will sag. What are my options?