Storage shelves should be made of high-quality material, with high-strength, high-density polyethylene (HPS) or other rigid materials that won’t fail, according to the federal government.
“I think it’s important to ensure that the materials used in the storage units are durable and will last a long time,” said Jean-Baptiste Leveille, director of the Centre for Materials Research at the University of Guelph in Ontario.
“We want to make sure that the material that we’re using is strong and durable enough to last a very long time.”
He said it’s the best way to ensure a safe environment for the equipment in the cabinet.
The cabinet has to be able to withstand the load of people using it, and the cabinet must be made with high quality materials to make it more resistant to cracking and to withstand a number of stresses.
“If you put a shelf liner on it, then the material is going to deform and break under that load, so it is a very important component of the safety of the shelf,” Leveillet said.
“It also adds to the weight of the cabinet.”
He suggested that when you need a cabinet for a specific purpose, like storing a lot of household supplies or furniture, it is best to use HPS or similar rigid materials.
“HPS has the added advantage that you can just put the shelves into your cabinet and it will stay there,” he said.
For a shelf to work, it must be strong enough to withstand being dropped by a load of 50 to 75 kilograms.
But the most important factor in the durability of a shelf is the materials it is made of.
“When you put the cabinet in a cabinet, you need something to hold it up,” said Scott Macdonald, a materials specialist at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
“The material you use for that cabinet, it has to last for a long period of time.”
If you need more information about storage cabinets, visit our article on how to store a cabinet.
When the cabinet is used in a way that is not in accordance with the guidelines, it could be subject to a fine, a loss of licence, or possibly even jail time.