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Project of the Week: Cabinet hides TV in plain sight

Don and Dave Runyan provide plans for carpentry projects.
BY DON AND DAVE RUNYAN Modified: January 26, 2013 at 9:23 pm •  Published: January 28, 2013
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Perhaps the most common household appliance, a TV presents a unique storage problem.

When it's idle, no one wants to see it. But when it's on, everyone wants a good view.

That's where this handsome TV cabinet project comes in. Designed to fit snugly in a corner, it keeps the TV neatly out of sight when not in use, and in a space that's easy to see from almost anywhere else in the room.

The project features clean lines and classic styling that conceal a 32-inch tall by 30-inch wide by 18-inch deep bay for the TV, as well as a removable shelf for a DVD player, a satellite or cable box, or a game console. Below the TV bay, a big, full-extension storage drawer holds DVDs, video games and remote controls.

Made primarily of oak plywood (as pictured; other woods also will work), the cabinet calls for all straight cuts and simple construction techniques. Although the project requires careful measuring and cutting, full-scale drawings and detailed diagrams eliminate the guesswork.

The completed TV cabinet measures about 47 inches tall by 29 inches deep.

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