First of all, I am not a woodworker. I'm an IT computer person trying to do something without spending a bunch of money. So, thanks in advance to this forum if any of you talented people can help!
I have an Entertainment center that is solid wood and we recently purchased a bigger TV for it. I knew from the measurements that it was very, very close on whether it would fit. I can get the TV into the piece, but it is a very tight fit. What I would love to do to make the thing work better is to router some grooves into each side of the entertainment center so the TV fits with some leeway on either side. It literally has no space between the TV and the wood - it fits that snug.
What I can't seem to find is any way to work on this vertical surface because obviously, I can't take the entertainment center apart to use a router in a controlled environment. I actually have a palm router that I borrowed. Can I make or buy some sort of jig that could be attached to a vertical surface and router some grooves? If I simply got 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep on each side and maybe and inch wide so the TV could have some play, it would be perfect. What sort of bit would I use and is this even possible? It's simply not worth it to me to hire someone to do it, but it seems like it would have a better aesthetic if the TV wasn't just squeezed into the space. Thanks again for any suggestions.