I am planning some shelves which are 28.5" wide by 14" deep made from 3/4" maple plywood. My initial plan was glue on some 1/4" maple strips as edge banding on the front and back. However, when I put those numbers into the sagulator calculator, the load deflection is a little much.
If I cut thicker edge banding, like 1", and attach with biscuits, will that provide any additional strength? I could double up the ply, but that would throw off the look of the piece, at least to my eye...maybe.
Any thoughts? I am open to all suggestions