Tv Cabinets With Doors

Tv Cabinets With Doors

Step Eleven // How to Build a Wall-Hung TV Cabinet Attach the Doors Photo by Ryan Benyi Measure from the face of the cleat to the front edge of the side board and cut eight spacer blocks to this size. With the frame lying on its back, stand the blocks on the cleat and crosspiece at each door-panel junction. Lay the doors in the frame so that the ends are flush with the sides. Center the doors top to bottom to get an equal gap above and below. Next, position the hinges an equal distance from the top and bottom of the doors, leaving about 4 inches at either end. Mark the edges of the doors and sides, drill pilot holes, then screw them in place.
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Tv Cabinets With Doors

Measure from the face of the cleat to the front edge of the side board and cut eight spacer blocks to this size. With the frame lying on its back, stand the blocks on the cleat and crosspiece at each door-panel junction. Lay the doors in the frame so that the ends are flush with the sides. Center the doors top to bottom to get an equal gap above and below. Next, position the hinges an equal distance from the top and bottom of the doors, leaving about 4 inches at either end. Mark the edges of the doors and sides, drill pilot holes, then screw them in place.
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Tv Cabinets With Doors

How to Build a Wall-Hung TV Cabinet Shopping List 1. Bifold door Select a solid-wood bifold door. To determine the width you’ll need, add about 4 inches to the width of your monitor and divide by 2. You’ll need to round up to the nearest stock door size. 2. 1x stock Choose boards for the sides wide enough to span from the wall just past the face of the TV, as it protrudes from the wall. For the top and bottom, choose boards at least 2 inches wider than the side boards, to account for the thickness of the doors and the beveled overhang. 3. 1x4s to make the cleat and crosspiece. Get two 6-foot boards. 4. Bifold door hinges to join the halves of each door once you cut it down. Reuse the three that come with your doors and get one more. 5. Flush-door H hinges to attach the doors to the frame. Get four. 6. 1½-inch screws 7. Magnet catches made for cabinets. Get two. ×
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Tv Cabinets With Doors

How to Build a Wall-Hung TV Cabinet Shopping List 1. Bifold door Select a solid-wood bifold door. To determine the width you’ll need, add about 4 inches to the width of your monitor and divide by 2. You’ll need to round up to the nearest stock door size. 2. 1x stock Choose boards for the sides wide enough to span from the wall just past the face of the TV, as it protrudes from the wall. For the top and bottom, choose boards at least 2 inches wider than the side boards, to account for the thickness of the doors and the beveled overhang. 3. 1x4s to make the cleat and crosspiece. Get two 6-foot boards. 4. Bifold door hinges to join the halves of each door once you cut it down. Reuse the three that come with your doors and get one more. 5. Flush-door H hinges to attach the doors to the frame. Get four. 6. 1½-inch screws 7. Magnet catches made for cabinets. Get two.
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Tv Cabinets With Doors

1. Bifold door Select a solid-wood bifold door. To determine the width you’ll need, add about 4 inches to the width of your monitor and divide by 2. You’ll need to round up to the nearest stock door size. 2. 1x stock Choose boards for the sides wide enough to span from the wall just past the face of the TV, as it protrudes from the wall. For the top and bottom, choose boards at least 2 inches wider than the side boards, to account for the thickness of the doors and the beveled overhang. 3. 1x4s to make the cleat and crosspiece. Get two 6-foot boards. 4. Bifold door hinges to join the halves of each door once you cut it down. Reuse the three that come with your doors and get one more. 5. Flush-door H hinges to attach the doors to the frame. Get four. 6. 1½-inch screws 7. Magnet catches made for cabinets. Get two.
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Tv Cabinets With Doors

Hold two panels back-to-back and on edge, as shown. Mark the edges of the doors where the hinges will be installed so that the knuckles sit 4 inches in from the top and bottom. Drill pilot holes and screw the hinges in place. Repeat on the second door. Once the hinges are installed, you should have two bifold doors with the knuckles on the TV side of the doors.

Tv Cabinets With Doors

Lay the doors flat on the work surface with a ⅛-inch gap between them, and measure the width. Add 1½ inches for the thickness of the two side boards (3/4-inch each) and, depending on the overall size and look you’re going for, about 6 to 8 inches for an overhang on either side. Using a miter saw, cut the top and bottom frame pieces to length. Measure and cut the side pieces to the height of the bifold doors plus ¼ inch, to allow for a ⅛-inch gap at the top and bottom so that the doors can swing without binding.
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Tv Cabinets With Doors

Step One // How to Build a Wall-Hung TV Cabinet Display Coffee Table Overview Illustration by Doug Adams How to Size Your TV CabinetSince televisions are measured on the diagonal, screen size doesn’t tell you anything. So before you select a bifold door, first measure the actual width of your TV. A bifold door consists of two panels joined by a bifold hinge. Doors are sold by width, including both panels, and come in stock sizes—typically 24, 30, or 36 inches. To find the right size for your TV, double the width of the door and compare it to the actual width of the TV. The doubled width of the door should be at least several inches wider than the TV. For example, a 24-inch bifold door will create a cabinet approximately 48 inches wide (not counting ⅛-inch gaps between panels). Depending on the thickness of the TV’s frame, that may fit up to a 46-inch TV; again, you have to measure. Larger TVs will likely require a 30- or 36-inch bifold door. At this size, make sure to choose a door with panels tall enough to cover the height of your TV. CUT LIST Bifold door Cut the two panels to equal height, leaving a rail at the top and bottom of each. 1x top and bottom Cut two to the width of the assembled doors plus ⅛inch for the gap between the two, and add 6 to 8 inches for an overhang on either side. Then rip the front and side edges at a 45-degree angle. 1x sides Cut two to the height of the cut doors plus ¼inch. 1×4 cleat Cut one to the inside width of the frame, then rip it in half with a 45-degree angle down its entire length. 1×4 crosspiece Cut one to the inside width of the frame.
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How to Size Your TV CabinetSince televisions are measured on the diagonal, screen size doesn’t tell you anything. So before you select a bifold door, first measure the actual width of your TV. A bifold door consists of two panels joined by a bifold hinge. Doors are sold by width, including both panels, and come in stock sizes—typically 24, 30, or 36 inches. To find the right size for your TV, double the width of the door and compare it to the actual width of the TV. The doubled width of the door should be at least several inches wider than the TV. For example, a 24-inch bifold door will create a cabinet approximately 48 inches wide (not counting ⅛-inch gaps between panels). Depending on the thickness of the TV’s frame, that may fit up to a 46-inch TV; again, you have to measure. Larger TVs will likely require a 30- or 36-inch bifold door. At this size, make sure to choose a door with panels tall enough to cover the height of your TV. CUT LIST Bifold door Cut the two panels to equal height, leaving a rail at the top and bottom of each. 1x top and bottom Cut two to the width of the assembled doors plus ⅛inch for the gap between the two, and add 6 to 8 inches for an overhang on either side. Then rip the front and side edges at a 45-degree angle. 1x sides Cut two to the height of the cut doors plus ¼inch. 1×4 cleat Cut one to the inside width of the frame, then rip it in half with a 45-degree angle down its entire length. 1×4 crosspiece Cut one to the inside width of the frame.
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Step Four // How to Build a Wall-Hung TV Cabinet Attach the Hinges Photo by Ryan Benyi Hold two panels back-to-back and on edge, as shown. Mark the edges of the doors where the hinges will be installed so that the knuckles sit 4 inches in from the top and bottom. Drill pilot holes and screw the hinges in place. Repeat on the second door. Once the hinges are installed, you should have two bifold doors with the knuckles on the TV side of the doors.