There is no “one thickness will fit all boxes”; it has to be in relation with the box size and maybe what one intend to put in.
Although a box is much more strong than single boards.
A French wine crate for twelve bottles ( a mass a little more than 16 kg) is made with rather thin maritime pine.
long sides and bottom 10 mm thick;
short sides 12 mm thick (but with two vertical 5 mm deep dados for separations);
top 7 mm thick.
I would never put 16 kg on a 10 mm thick shelf.
I made a first “desktop organiser” from the picture shown on the blog before we could see the video. I used 3/4 pine to do it.
It is nice and sturdy but there isn’t much room in it. I made a second one in sapelli with the recommended thickness; it is much better proportioned.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by Benoît Van Noten.