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Modifying Built In Shelving Unit

I recently purchased a house that has a built in unit for the tv. I'd really like to use this for my tv however my tv is too wide. Is it possible to modify shelves? It would involve enlarging the space and removing one of the shelving walls to either side of the tv. For some reason I can't insert a an image or attach a file but it would be similar to modifying something like the link below.
Any advice is much appreciated.


Re: Modifying Built In Shelving Unit

It is really hard to answer not seeing the actual piece and how it is constructed. Modifications to wood furniture are generally possible, appearance could be the problem.

You can upload pictures to an image sharing website like Photobucket and post the link.


Re: Modifying Built In Shelving Unit

If you are a fine finish carpenter with the right tools and knowledge, you may pull a fast one successfully, otherwise, if you have to hire one, it would be risky, not knowing what the results will look like and no guarantees.

Lumber outlets are doing so well in the USA, because folks mess up expensive wood, then come back for more...

Re: Modifying Built In Shelving Unit

There is another option, wall mount. There are wall mounts that can extend out that are usually extended to hook up cables. You could use a wall mount that extends at least a few inches out past the depth of the shelves. You could use the shelf behind the TV to hold the sub woofer and center channel speaker.

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