Plywood carcase with permanent shelf
If I were to build a plywood carcase for a builtin cabinet with a face frame and wanted to have a permanent shelf in the center of this box what joint should I use for the plywood shelf? This cabinet will hold fairly heavy items for storage.
Just a simple dado?
Would adding a front edge add to the strength of the shelf? FWW magazine had an article about this, trying to locate the article now. Found it (M A R C H / A P R I L 2 0 0 7 page 39) but is mainly for solid wood shelving.
Rough dimensions are 45"h x 30"w x 28"d.