I’m installing a French cleat for a cabinet. Cabinet dimensions are 35″wide x 17″ tall x 15″ deep. Baltic birch over plywood (hey, that’s plywood on plywood)
The cabinet will weight perhaps 70 pounds loaded.
The cleat on the wall will be 3/4″ x 3″ x 35″, oak, Tap-Conned into concrete.
The piece on the cabinet itself is where I have a question. It too will be about 35″ long, but can I use 23/32″ Baltic birch for that?
I could use the same dimension oak as is on the wall, but then I thought, plywood will be stronger. But then I thought, no, plywood might shear where the layers are glued. Then I thought, no you’re overthinking again. Better to ask.
I’m not concerned about the French cleat where it’s joined to the cabinet, that will hold fast. Just the wood comprising the cleat itself.