Large TV-cabinet ArturoXL, built by our customers with this manual
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Build floating TV cabinet ArturoXL
A sleek design for a large hanging TV cabinet to build yourself. The sliding door is nice and smooth because of the use of a sliding mechanism. In the manual you will find instructions and tips for purchasing and installing this. You will also find instructions in the manual how to securely hang the unit on the wall.
We have naturally tried to make the design as beautiful as possible. For this TV unit, we have taken particular account of a few things.
The TV unit Arturo XL has a sliding door: if you can cut a groove with a router or saw, you can mount the sliding door glides. If you cannot do this, the furniture plan for TV Stand Arturo (not ArturoXL) also offers another option: so-called “cold-sliding”, without a special mechanism…. this also moves well and is ingeniously hidden.
We have tried as far as possible to hide all screws. We also detail how, in some places, you can use dowels to join pieces together, such that you don’t need any screws. If you want to paint the unit, you can neatly hide any remaining evidence of screws with help from some filler. In our tips for furniture makers we describe how you can do this.
We always try to make our furniture as efficiently as possible from standard size sheet or board material. This case is special: this TV stand is made from two non-standard 122x 305 cm sheets of MDF or plywood and 2 pieces 6 mm thick for the back. You should be able to find this size on the internet.
Finally, the design takes account of the capabilities and limitations of a typical DIY’er and their tools. If you have a hand saw (and in some cases a jigsaw) and a drill and know how to handle them, then you should be able to make all of our furniture. If you have access to professional tools, then of course it will be even easier.
As you might have already seen in the photos of clients who built this TV cabinet, it’s really easy to make changes to the dimensions and/or design, and many have done so. The clear cutting list and design drawings help to give you the confidence to make any changes you like.
The manual / design plan and drawings
The downloadable manual is in the form of an A4 booklet for you to print out yourself. At the start you’ll find a list of necessities, such as the wood (board or sheet material), screws (size and quantity), glue and any other parts. Also listed are the tools that you will need and a cutting list with dimensions of all the parts that make up the piece of furniture.
Each furniture plan contains a number of relevant tips about choice of material, sawing, screws, glue, sanding, painting, varnishing, etc. When dowels are given as an alternative, there is also a detailed explanation so that you can get started with full confidence.
Below you can see three example pages from the furniture plan of TV cabinet ArturoXL.