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Cabinets & Designs, Inc.
(859) 253-9002
201 Walton Ave., Suite 101
Lexington, KY
 
Moberlys Refinishing & Woodworks
(859) 389-8899
Richmond
, KY
 
Toms Custom Cabinets
(859) 873-9333
132 Crossfield Drive Versailles
, KY
 
Kessler Cabinets Inc
(859) 873-7859
240 Crossfield Drive Versailles
, KY
 
Artistic Wood of Kentucky
(859) 887-4138
450 John Watts Drive Nicholasville
, KY
 
Bc Woodworking
(859) 254-4580
468 Curry Avenue Lexington
, KY
 
Builders Showcase
(859) 255-2334
1045 Georgetown Road Lexington
, KY
 
Allied Custom Kitchens Inc
(859) 885-5617
233 Industry Parkway Nicholasville
, KY
 
Central Kentucky Warehouse
(502) 863-2367
124 South Broadway Street Georgetown
, KY
 
Broadway Coffee & Cyber Cafe
(502) 863-2367
124 South Broadway Street Georgetown
, KY
 

Television Cabinet - Projects - American Woodworker

Television Cabinet

Hide the electronics behind ingenious double-hinged doors.

by Dave Munkittrick

I love my new 36-in. TV but my wife hates what the glass and plastic monolith does to the look and feel of our family room. To avoid marital strife we went looking for something to house the behemoth. No luck. Sounds like a job for the family woodworker! I love it when I get a chance to justify my sometimes-controversial investment in the shop. 

A cabinet large enough to accommodate a 36-in. TV could look like an oversized shipping crate. But I used a design with angled corners to ease the big-box look. 

Note: There are a few extra-deep 36-in. TVs that may require you to cut a hole in the back for the TV to poke through. You could make a deeper cabinet but you’d have to buy an additional sheet of plywood. Play it safe; buy your TV first, then adjust the depth if necessary. 

The double-hinged doors fold flat against the sides to open up the cabinet for unobstructed viewing. Plus, they’re a whole lot cheaper and easier to install than pocket doors. The adjustable, no- mortise, partial-wrap hinges (see Sources, below) make these doors a snap to hang. 

Ventilation and Wire Management

Double-hinged doors fold flat against the sides, leaving the screen wide open for optimal viewing. Because the doors are double jointed, they can be operated with as little as 14 in. of side clearance.

A conveniently located drawer with full-extension slides allows easy access to a treasure trove of movies.

Cost and Materials

I chose pine for its rustic feel. Plus, I love the smell of fresh-cut pine in my shop. 

Pine plywood is a special-order item and comes with either knotty or clear veneers (see Sources, page 92). You can expect to pay about $600 in materials for this project.

Ventilation and Wire Management

Big TVs kick out a lot of heat, so adequate ventilation is a must. The cabinet is designed to let the heat escape through a series of vent holes (Fig. A). 

Holes at the bottom of the upper crosspiece and at the back of the TV shelf allow both wires and heat to pass through. All the wires funnel out of an 8-in.-dia. hole in the back (Fig. A). The removable back allows easy access to the snake’s den of wires behind the TV and its components.

You’ll Need a Well-Equipped Shop

To build this project you’ll need a tablesaw, a stacking dado set, bandsaw, biscuit joiner, screw gun, router table, router, pneumatic brad and finish nailer, planer, miter saw and at least six 6-ft. pipe clamps. 

Check your router bit collection for a 1/2-in. Roman ogee, a 1/2-in. cove, a 1/2-in. round over, a flush trim (top or bottom bearing), and a chamfer bit. If you want to make your own bun feet, you’ll also need a 1-in. round-over bit (see Sources, below). 

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