Step 10: Attach the Doors

attaching the bifold cabinet doors
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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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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    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • speed square
      Speed Square
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • drill
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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.