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FIG. 2: ENTERTAINMENT CENTER ELEVATIONS

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Drilling the holes. Drill '/8-in. /io/cs in the top and bottom shelves unci the b<ick to receive the ends of the wires.

INSTALLING "MAGIC" WIRES

Magic wires, also called invisible wires or wire supports, are great for supporting partitions or shelves where you don't want to see the support hardware itself. Although magic wires are most often used for adjustable shelving, I find them useful tor holding the pocket-door partitions in my entertainment center. Once they're installed, you can remove the partition or shelf without tools by simply sliding it out.

Installation is easy: Determine the wire length you need (7 in. and 10 in. are most common) then rout a 1/8-in.-wide groove in the panel. Stop the top and bottom grooves at the front of the partition. Next, drill 1/8-in. holes in the cabinet and install the ends of the wires in the holes. Slide the panel over the wires and you've got magical support. — f.S.

Routing the groove. Use a '/'8-in. slotting cutter in the router table to rout stopped grooves in the partition.

The 37-in.-wide TV compartment in the upper case will accommodate up to a 35-in. television set. You can vary the number of shelves and the drawer heights in the lower case to suit your audio components and media storage needs.

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