To hold most standard televisions, the cabinet will have to be 4 Vz' deeper. So cut the side pieces (A) 24" wide (Fig. 1). Then cut the top (C) 23Va" wide, and the bottom (D) ZVA" wide.
Cut the dadoes, rabbets, and tongues on these pieces as before. But to accept a fixed shelf for the television, rout an additional dado 28" up from the bottom of each side piece (Fig. 1).
Cut a fixed shelf (HH) from plywood, 23" wide (deep) and 461/»11 long. If you plan on having electronic components (such as a VCR) below the shelf, cut notches in the back edge to allow cords to pass from the top of the cabinet to the bottom (Fig. 2).
* To support the shelf, cut a divider (B) from 3/4m plywood, 23" wide (deep) and 23 W long (high).
if Cut a V4" x W centered tongue on each end of the fixed shelf (HH) to fit the dadoes in the side pieces (Fig. 2). Then cut another W x W tongue on the front of the fixed shelf (HH) and the-front of the divider (B) to accept edging added later. Trim back the tongue on the top of the divider W1 to allow room for the edging on the shelf (Fig. 2a).
Before assembly, cut a x 1W piece of edging (II) for the front of the fixed shelf. Rout a W' groove on the back to fit over the shelf (Fig. 2a). The groove is offset so the edging will be flush with the top of the shelf. Cut the edging to length to match the shoulder-to-shoulder length of the fixed shelf (46"). Then glue it to the front of the fixed shelf.
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