Beetle Kill Pine TV Cabinet

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Project by RockyBlue posted 03-26-2011 11:18 PM 3282 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is loosely based on one I saw in a magazine last year. I added the lower 12” deep x 5” tall box to hide my VCR and whatever devices I add in the future. The doors were an idea I’ve had for a while—to put pictures in them instead of a wood panel. I’ve used a similar “picture frame” design on some other cabinets, so I thought why not make picture frame doors? I’ve never seen this idea anywhere else, so maybe I have something here. The 37” tv is bolted to 2 aluminum bars 1”x .25” that are notched into the cabinet. The whole shebang is then screwed to the wall using 16 pocket holes. I wired up a plug inside the lower cabinet so no wires are visible for a nice clean look. The left picture is of the crystal clear lake in front of Maroon Bells near Aspen Colorado. The one on the right is on top of Little Flat Tops around 11,500 ft where I hiked last summer. The photos are close to a 16×20 and I can change them later if I get tired of the horrible view( not likely). I don’t watch much TV so I thought this would be a nice way to put the TV “away” when not using it. The overall dims are 42 wide, 33 tall and 12 and 6 deep. The VCR flip down door is latched with one of those magnetic spring loaded push catches, and a 30” continuous hinge. I spent about $50 to build it, most of which was the glass at $30, but still way cheaper than an ugly flat screen mounting bracket.
The knot in the back that chipped out while planing provided a perfect hole to run wires from the lower cabinet to the TV.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 11:29 PM

Nice TV cabinet!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing….......Jim

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 01:01 AM

Awesome TV cabinet! Would have never guessed a TV was behind there. Love the picture doors and how the knot that fell out is used for the wires.


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#3 posted 03-27-2011 01:04 AM

Great idea. Nice work.

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 01:41 AM

love this type of cabinet style

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 03:19 AM

I really like your picture frame door idea. What type of wood is this?

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 04:36 AM

Nice work. Simple, rustic and clean. I like the touch of putting pictures in the inside of the frame. Where did you get the hunter and the bear picture?

-- "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed", John 8:36

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#7 posted 03-27-2011 04:43 PM

Wow. Great idea.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#8 posted 03-28-2011 08:43 PM

Very nice. Perfect for a game room.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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