I'm building an entertainment cabinet to support a 60" wide screen TV and
have a construction question. The carcase will be made out of 3/4" hardwood
plywood and will have two internal vertical dividers spaced equal distances
apart. These dividers and the sides will transfer the load to the floor.
There will also be a horizontal divider within each compartment. The
horizontal dividers will all be in the same plane.
My question is how to attach the horizontal dividers. If I cut a 1/4"
dado for them in the vertical panels then I end up with two dados opposite
from one another in each panel with 1/4" of stock between them. I'm
thinking that this is fine since all the load is going to be vertical not
side to side. But is this an issue? Will it be strong enough? I don't
think it would look to good but I'm not worried about that since a face
frame will cover the dados.
And if your woodworking skills are inversely proportional to your spelling
at this NG (Shirley, some of it may be intentional), you must be a friggin'
Michael Angelo with wood. (And for your banker's sake, I hope so.) -- Igor
Igor, I often spell words Phonically, Texan Phonically. And, my spell
checker has either given up on me or I am way ahead of it. LOL And just in
case, I was not in any way, shape, or form trying to belittle of offend you.
(I know a by-lined reporter for a major magazine whose e-mails evidence
less concern for spelling than the proverbial 1000 monkeys typing for
Shakespeare. But, her messages get through. If I want a spelling
reference, I'll check the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary I just bought.
Not as quick as a long-ago girlfriend who had been a state spelling bee
champ, but less attitude. Anyway, I enjoy the ree-partay. Thanks.)
You might want to look at this AVS Forum thread:
Here's what I built for my 62" Mitsubishi:
Construction details are buried in the thread, but basically I used
butt joints augmented with deck screws and dowels. To insure that it
wouldn't rack, I blocked up the center with 1/2" plywood, cleated
around the entire perimeter. To test it (before finishing) two
200-pounders sat on either end and tried to rock it... nothing doing.
The set weighs about 175, and it pulls out easy for cabling. Would I
do it different next time... probably use my bisquit jointer instead
of dowels, but I didn't want a thick frame... so I had some
On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 20:22:14 -0500, "George Pagliarulo"
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