Cupboard and shelving unit idea

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I'd Ike to make a cupboard shelf unit approx 190cm h 60x60cm. I'd be using reclaimed wood mostly pallet wood and some stairs I found in a skip. They were made from pressure treated I think size is 5cm x 16cm I was thinking using that wood for the 4 legs. My problem is the longest bits are 80cm if I was to scarf lap joint 3 bits, would this be strong enough? Joints would 20cm long on ech bit. I'd glue and screw the joints to fix. The top half would be a cabinet and bottom would have a shelf or 2. It would be on wheels as well. Cheers
 
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Stairs and pallets are almost never made from pressure treated timber - pallets are made from the cheapest carp they can get hold of, stair are generally made from joinery grade redwood (at least the stringers are). I'd forget about the idea of scarfing unless you are an experienced joiner - it may look easy, but in reality it isn't that easy (I am a experienced joiner, hence the comment). You are far better off buying or skip diving for single pieces of timber which are the right length as any form of joint will be weak
 
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I appreciate that JaK, I'll buy some 2x3. The stairs were actually outside stairs for a project at a house near me and were green pressure treated stuff.
 

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