Big storage shelves, birch, jatoba and ironwood

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This summer I put up some big storage shelves downstairs.  I had a pile of birch plywood I bought at a discount a couple of years ago, some jatoba that was even older, and one piece of ironwood.  I thought I'd make them cantilever off a spine I'd put against the studs in the wall.  

I used the ironwood for the edge banding.  The jatoba for the cantilever, and the birch for everything else.  I hadn't done edge banding before -- cutting long triangle cross-sectioned strips of wood to fit in the end of the plywood, to hide the ply pattern.  That was fairly fussy.