I am trying to construct a little box to use as a 2-shelf unit. I have a square hole in a bedroom wall that looks into a hallway closet. The previous owners had a small CRT tv sitting in the closet, making a "recessed" tv in the bedroom. I am putting a flat panel on the wall, and I've thought of making a melamine "box" with a shelf in the middle (2 shelves total) to store a cable box/dvd player/etc.
I can buy the melamine, but I am no carpenter...what is the best way to hold it together? Just screws? I know when i buy furniture that you put together, there are usually pre-drilled holes and dowels to hold corners together. Is that a better option? I assume glue won't work well on the shiny melamine part of the shelf.
I am obviously not a skilled woodworker, any advice would be great!