Step 7: Assemble the Frame

assembling the cabinet's frame
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Arrange the top and bottom boards so that their bevels angle inward toward the center of the frame and sandwich the frame's side boards. Line up the side boards' outside edges with the transferred lines from Step 6, and make sure all four sides of the rectangle are flush along the back. Now, using the lines on the outer faces as references, drill two evenly spaced pilot holes just inside the lines and sink 1½-inch screws through and into the side pieces.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • speed square
      Speed Square
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • 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.