Building a MAME cabinet 12

Today I got to work with the ledger boards which will support the monitor shelf and the various panels. To avoid external screw holes, I’m pre-drilling countersink holes on the ledgers from the inside. The first thing I did today was mark all the way around the side 1 1/4″ in from the edge. This would be my ledger edges, so that when the 3/4″ panels are mounted, I’ll have a 1/2″ inset all the way around. Then I cut the 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ stock down the middle to give me some 3/4″ square stock, which I used for the front base panel and angled panel ledgers. After drilling and mounting those, I took the other piece of 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ and marked it off in lengths for the rest of the ledger pieces, then jigsawed it up, and split each down the middle as before to give me a pair of ledgers for each panel (one for each side). The rest was more drilling and mounting, which I haven’t finished yet.

Ledger construction

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