For my kitchen remodel, the electrician (presumably as instructed by the contractor) has set up all the under-cabinet lighting to be hard-wired. The problem is that in two sections there are floating shelves, which means that the underside is exposed fully. I'd like to recess lights into the shelves, or surface-mount them. In either case, the wires need to be buried, and I don't know how they can do that. The contractor has never done this before.
Can it be done? Are there issues with burying wires into shelves (1.5" deep, with two dowels to attach them to the studs in the wall), and/or recessing lights directly into shelves? We're at a standstill with this, so any counsel is appreciated.