How to Hide the Cable Box

$5.00
6 Hours
Easy

Our cabin was designed to have the TV on the mantel in the living room. {not designed by me} We've lived here 8 years and I'm working on embracing the idea of the TV on the mantel, but I will not embrace the cable box sitting next to it.
What to do?? Put it in a box. A decorative box. One I made just to fit. With scrap wood trims on the front.
As it looks when my guy is watching TV {he's a channel changer!}
As it looks when my guy is watching TV {he's a channel changer!}
My favorite part of making the box...the scrap wood door.  I used left over trims to cover the MDF door.
My favorite part of making the box...the scrap wood door. I used left over trims to cover the MDF door.
How to Hide the Cable Box in a pretty box.
How to Hide the Cable Box in a pretty box.
Country Design Style-Jeanette

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  • Bobbie B
    on Jan 14, 2015

    The box doesn't get too hot does it?

    • @Bobbie B Actually there are 3 things I did to make sure the box doesn't get hot. First I asked the cable guy and he said the latest boxes do not get as hot as older boxes. But to be sure, the box doesn't have a back. Since it sits next to stone on the mantel there are open areas. Then I cut "vents" on the top and both sides using a dremal saw. This is shown on the website. Plus when the box on the door is open. Which if I ever redo the box I plan on making the box remain closed with area between the trim to receive the signal. Years ago I made one and had my son keep clicking the signal from different chairs to figure out where to place the wire cloth covering. Thank you for asking! Jeanette

  • MarcioWilges
    on Jan 15, 2015

    Great job! Now the entire display looks flawless and beautiful all around. However, I am curious to know if the cable box can actually receive the signal from your remote control because the cover lid looks quite thick. Nevertheless, I still think it is a neat idea and looks lightweight so moving it to block out any other ugly equipment would definitely be possible.

    • ONERYOKIE
      on Nov 3, 2016

      If the cable box sets back far enough in the wooden box, just add some trim to the inside of the door. Open or closed it would look fabulous!!

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