If I were to take a bunch of 1x2's, say 13, and glue them face to face to reach a desired shelf depth of 9.75" (plus a 1/2" nicer wood facing to reach my total depth needed of 10.25"), a length of 6' and then properly supported with 4 steel brackets screwed into wall studs, would that support about 85 to 90 lbs. of record albums? Asking for a blog project of mine. Thank you!

  • Use good quality wood glue and clamps to keep the glue joints tight until the glue dries. – fixer1234 Sep 25 '18 at 0:32
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    Tip: as you glue each new ply, put a few screws in. (countersink and counterbore the top one so the screw doesn't catch.) If there's inconsistency in the wood, you can push/pull to get them near perfect. Plus, you won't have the whole stack squirming around in the clamps. – Aloysius Defenestrate Sep 26 '18 at 3:53

That glued-up board will comfortably support an evenly distributed load of that weight.

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