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Is PSE suitable for simple sturdy shelves?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by jonbey, 17 Aug 2018.

  1. jonbey

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    It would work fine if its redwood/pine not spruce/whitewood -which is used for carcassing and is lower grade

    Bear in mind 2 x 9 redwood will cup and there will be splits along the middle probably.
     
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    thanks, I've asked ... let's hope it's the good stuff.

    reply just come in: "This is Softwood Joinery grade Redwood
    This can be used for shelving"
     
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    scaffold boards are cheaper and will be 9" rather than nearer 210mm
     
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    joinery grade softwood is redwood, pinus sylvestris. Joinery grade usually means unsorted (a mix of the top 4 grades) or more commonly these days 5ths (a bit more knotty). Which is fine for shelves, just bear in mind 50 x 225 may well have splits around the middle and will definitely cup (you can tell how it will cup, the smiley face will try and straighten up!)
     
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