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Can I remove part of the shelving in my kitchen cabinets?

I am repainting my kitchen cabinets. I am removing some of the doors to give the look of open shelving. I dislike the strip that runs down the front of the shelving. The shelves are removable and are not attached to the center wood strip. Can I remove this with out causing a stability problem with the hanging cabinets? If so, how do I cut it off? Could I use a hacksaw? I have very few tools at my disposal.
Submitted by ILUVOREGON8

I wouldn’t recommend taking anything away that would need to be removed with a saw.  Taking out the shelves should be fine but the center piece does add to the structure and stability of the cabinet.  You may be able to get away with it but I would hate to see you come home one day to a pile of broken crockery on top of your cabinets.

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