Step 9: Insert the Cleat and Crosspiece

attaching the cleat to the cabinet frame
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Position the cleat inside the frame, butting it against the underside of the top board and flush with the back edge of the frame. The sharp edge of the cleat should be at the back and facing down. That way, it will hook securely into the wedge created by the lower half of the cleat, mounted on the wall. Nail through the frame's sides and top and into the cleat to secure it. Position the 1x4 crosspiece against the frame's bottom piece between the sides, and secure it in the same way as the cleat.
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    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.