Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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How about adding the shelf at the top, and let the TV stay where it's at? To add the shelf for the DVD player, you could simply install 2 "cleats" on the sides of the armoire and set the shelf on them. The cleats could be strips of 1x1 pine/oak/etc. Pre-drill holes in the cleats, and screw them to the sides of the armoire. Set the hight of the cleats based on the hight of the DVD player plus the thickness of the shelf.
You could do the same concept for a shelf on the bottom if you really want the DVD player below the TV. If the Armoire has a solid back like the sides) add a cleat on the back as well. You would need stronger shelving material to hold the weight of the TV, and the center support would not be a bad idea. I would run the center support the other direction though, ie length-wise between the sides of the armoire. Either way, the shelf needs to be deep enough to support the TV, not just "cover" the DVD player.
I personally would do the DVD on the top, since it would be at a better height for loading DVDs, etc.
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