Building an outdoor TV cabinet isn’t hard at all. And the result is more than worth the effort. Best of all, you’ll be able to watch the game — or anything else — while dining or lounging on your deck or patio.
- Half-inch treated plywood
- Pressure-treated 2-by-6s
- Coated deck screws
- TV mount and hardware
- Wood glue
- Galvanized nails
- Fence boards
- Gate hinges
- Peel-and-stick roofing starter strip
How to Build an Outdoor TV Cabinet
Before you attempt any woodworking project, always wear safety glasses. In addition, take necessary precautions to ensure a hazard-free project area.
1. Install the back. Start with a piece of half-inch pressure-treated plywood. This board attaches to the fence or wall on the back side and it’s where you’ll install the TV mount on the front side.
This plywood also forms the back of the cabinet’s ‘box.’ The piece’s dimensions are determined by