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For posterity, I'm copying my comments into an answer... hopefully this can help someone in a similar spot in the future. (Though generally speaking, hitting a stud instead of using drywall/plaster anchors is infinitely preferable.) I can imagine a few possibilities: If you can flip the shelf standards, you might get a totally different spacing. (Granted, ...
You will need all 8' material. The amount of waste you will have would be minimal Any of the numbers do not add up to 96". The stretchers will also work with 8" stock too, with little waste. There you will in essence be using 24" and 32 " lengths. Cut everything to a rough length, then set up jigs to make your repeat cuts.
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