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This is the only TV cabinet my wife could find to match the other furniture in our living room. She wants all of the electronics components behind the...
This photo further illustrates the problem. The shelves are a bit less than 16 inches in width. The DVD player in this photo is almost 17 inches in wi...
I began by laying the cabinet on its back. I wanted to open the two doors completely, but the pulls on the DVD storage drawers would press against the...
The shelving support hardware has a post 5mm in diameter, which is just a few thousandths of an inch larger than 3/16 of an inch. These have a couple ...
The photo shows a view inside the cabinet looking at the underside of the cabinet top. The center divider is attached to a cleat by three short drywal...
The photo shows the bottom of the cabinet under the center divider. There are three drywall screws that go through the bottom and up into the center d...
I removed the left side magnetic door catch and its mounting block. A chisel knocked the block loose. See the green arrow. Compare to the right side m...
The center divider is MDF (medium density fiberboard) covered in oak veneer. It fit quite tightly and cracks appeared in the top end when I forced it ...
I decided the optimum amount to move the divider to one side is 1 1/16 inch. I used a square and a pencil to mark the new location for the center divi...
I ripped some 3/4 inch pine to 1 1/16 inch and cut it to length. Here you see it clamped and glued to the original cleat that had supported the center...
I very carefully measured 1 1/16 inch laterally from the centers of the old dowel holes and drilled new holes for the dowels. Dry fitting the center d...
In this photo the bottom of the divider is anchored in the new dowel holes. The top of the divider is pushed firmly against the cleat and spacer. The ...
We recently moved and my radial arm saw is still not assembled and ready to use, but an improvised bench saw based on a wood lathe is ready to use. I ...
The first strip I cut included a finished face that matches the wood in the cabinet quite well, so I utilized it. The surface below the strip was quit...
The orange arrows point to two retainers for the glass and fabric cover. The new position for the center divider means these bump into the divider and...
The location of the magnetic catch on each door is not critical, only that the plate aligns with the magnet. I did need to install the wood block agai...
In step 12 I described making thin strips of oak for the edge treatment on the plywood. Here you can see how I glued the strips to the front edge of t...
I used some golden oak stain to match the new shelves to the rest of the cabinet. Here you see all of the electronics components in place. If heat bui...
My wife has a good eye for decorating. She was very disappointed after the DISH installer left us with a piece of electronics too wide to fit the only...
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Posted:Jun 30, 2012
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