A couple of years back when I moved
into my new house and set up my
home office, I saw an ad for some
attractive bookcases at a good price.
They were a Danish import, cleverly
designed for easy assembly, and made
of particleboard with a hard, white
plastic coating. They looked real nice
in the store, so I bought several sets.
I hate them. They were well made
and easy to assemble, and the plastic
coating has stood up well and is easy to
clean. The fittings are clever and work
properly. Everything is as promised.
But the shelves sag!
Static load deflections are a builder's
persistent nightmare. You can craft a
home out of elegant