Sawtooth™ Shelf System Styles

Available Cuts


The traditional style was the most commonly used by cabinetmakers and is often seen in antique furniture. In this version, the sawtooth cut starts 8 to 12 inches from the bottom of the support and stops the same distance from the top. The length of the support will determine where the sawtooth starts. For example: on a 36" support there is 8" of plain, on a 48" support there is 9" of plain, on a 60" support there is 10" of plain, and so on. The traditional style will achieve a fine old world detail without the need for joints in the supports.


On the continuous version of the support the sawtooth cut runs the entire length on the support. This style allows several lengths to be joined for use in taller cabinets. It also can be used as a center section by adding a plain support piece on either end, extending the length at a lower cost. The cleat material included with each set is the same size as the supports so it can be used for the extensions.

Available Lengths

Lengths of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 feet are available in any style and wood. Custom lengths are also available.

Available Woods

Poplar - Poplar is a hardwood with generally straight grain and uniform in texture. Poplar sapwood is white with the heartwood yellowish brown, sometimes streaked with green, or purple. These colorations do not affect the physical properties of the wood. Poplar can be stained but is typically used for painted projects.

Red Oak - Red oak is a hardwood with a bold grain used in many furniture and cabinet applications. Light brown in color with a slight red tint. Red oak accepts stain and finishes well.

White Oak - White oak is a hardwood with a tighter grain then red oak. It is brown in color and at times has a grayish tint. White oak is used in flooring as well as fine furniture and millwork. Rift and quarter white oak is popular in the shaker, arts and craft, and Victorian styles. Plain, rift, and quarter sawn all accept stains and finishes well.

Cherry - Cherry is a hardwood which varies from light to dark reddish brown and has a distinctive luster. The sapwood is narrow on old trees and can be nearly white. Cherry is used in fine furniture, architectural millwork, and fine veneer panel. Stain can be used on cherry but it will finish exceptionally well with a natural or oil finish.

Sapele - Sapele is an African hardwood with the same color range and characteristics as mahogany. Sapele stains, finishes and accepts glue well. In the current lumber market Sapele is commonly used as a mahogany substitute due to its price and availability.

Now also available in Maple and Walnut

Other species available by custom order

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