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Hello,
I would like to build a display case 8' high by 2' wide with shelves, all using 6mm, .236” clear acrylic. All joints would be glued together,acrylic to acrylic. I understand that acrylic expands and contracts, would a unit of this construction expand/contract to a point that it would fracture apart? The unit would be at room temperature, but slightly colder during transport to the installation site.
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I doubt if it would expand that much that it will fracture apart, especially as all the acrylic will expand/contract at the same rate.

You will have to watch out for it bowing though with it being so long.

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By having 7 shelves one foot apart inside the frame, wouldn’t this prevent the unit from bowing?


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ClearGear wrote:
By having 7 shelves one foot apart inside the frame, wouldn’t this prevent the unit from bowing?


Yes, sorry my fault.

I was thinking of 8' feet long and 2' feet high.

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Great! good to hear, thanks!


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6mm sounds a bit on the thin side.

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