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I needed to fit some shelving into a space that was too small for standard sized shelves and I could not be bothered making shelves from scratch so ...
But I wanted this. And I wanted shelves halfway each section as well I assembled the thing first to mark where I wanted to cut.
First thing I did after that was make a test cut off the end so I knew what to expect. As you can see the frame is hollow ...
There is an inner frame made of chipwood that runs around the inside of each section. At the places where the dowel lugs go it is double thickness.
The double thickness of the inner frame can be seen in this next photo
The inside of these units is just a honeycomb cardboard filling which gives it a little support.
This is what it looks like at the ends and on the outside you can see the double thickness where the screws tap into.
You need to pull this part of the inner frame out and re attach it to your cut down section. This is what it looks like when you ...
Then just knock the end bit back into place. So you end up with a shortened version of what you started with.
The final Result looks like this.
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