I had some 5mm thick sterling boards (aspenite, OSB) lying around and was wondering what to do with them. So I came with the idea to build nice looking shelves for our shed.

Aspenite is not very robust and considering it's only 5mm thick you know this wouldn't make stable shelves easily.
So I built triangle support. I'll show you in this instructable.

Step 1: Back Board

First, you need a back to support the shelves. The best way in my opinion is to cut droves in the back board and attach the shelves and their supports using burrs.

So I came up with a board like shown on the picture.

(Note: it's possible to first create the board and cut the droves, but it's better actually to first build the shelves and then dig the droves accordingly to where their burrs come.)
Oh, I get it, droves and burrs are what Americans call mortises and tenons. <br>How much weight can the shelf bear? Kg? Pounds? Either is OK. I can do math.
Not calculated I'm afraid, but I have already placed plenty of boxes with paint over them and all is fine. For sure each shelve should hold 10-20 kg without problems.
what did you use to make the cuts?
Just a thin hand saw for the cuts, and a chisel for the droves.
Thanks for the Burrs &amp; Droves &amp; etc too.

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