Step 4: Cut the Frame Pieces

Lay the doors flat on the work surface with a -inch gap between them, and measure the width. Add 1½ inches for the thickness of the two side boards (FRACTION 34]-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 -inch gap at the top and bottom so that the doors can swing without binding.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • speed square
      Speed Square
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • drill
    • Countersink bit
      Countersink bit

    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 screws7. Magnet catches made for cabinets. Get two.