Add the shelves and finish

Note: The shelves are dimensioned to allow a little more than 1" of clearance between the back edge of the shelf and the front edge of the back piece (I). The gap allows passage for the cords from your electrical components to the wire-access holes.

1 Using the same procedure you used to form the panels for the side, bottom, and top panels, edge-join and spline enough pine stock for the number of shelves (X) that you'll need.

2 Cut the shelves to fit between the shelf standards.

3 Cut the shelf fronts (Y) to size plus 1" in length. Cut a Va" rabbet W deep along the back edge of each. See Drawing 8 for reference. Glue and clamp a front to each shelf.

4Rout Va" beads along the front edge of each shelf front. Trim the ends of the shelf fronts flush with the ends of each shelf.

5 Fit the clips on the shelf standards. Form clip recesses on the bottom of each shelf, where dimensioned on Drawings 8 and 8a.

6 Remove all the hardware from the cabinet and doors. Remove the back (I) from the cabinet. Finish-sand all the pieces. Apply wood conditioner, and then stain and finish. (We used Minwax Wood Conditioner, Puritan Pine stain, and satin polyurethane.)

7 Reattach the hardware, and then hang the doors. Screw the cabinet back in place.#

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