Tutorial for making a custom DIY TV frame from wood.
Another DIY project that I have done is this simple frame for my TV.
You’ve wanted to do this for a long time.
Yes, it’s a TV frame. You’ll be amazed at what I believe you will find.
It makes a difference.
It works with most flat-screen TVs. However, there are some things you should know.
Consider the following points that I’ll be discussing in this blog post.
My husband recently bought me a new television. I was finally able to work on it.
Our family room. My son and our old dinosaur were talking about it.
You can get a bigger size over the years.
The only thing I wanted was a Frame TV. They are something that I have admired for years.
One would have looked amazing in our family space!
Frame TVs feature a thicker frame and a matte-screen screen.
You can upload your digital artwork and purchase photos.
Online options (I’ll discuss that in a moment).
Mounts are available for the Frame TV.
It can be hung against the wall to make it look like art. (Although we are currently not).
We were using an old mount and trying to raise this thing before the Super
You can find the Samsung Frame TV on sale every day, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
It is an absolute decorator’s paradise. 🙂
You get a basic black frame. But there are tons of options for decorative frames.
There are many options available online to dress up this TV and make it appear like an expensive television.
Piece of art.
I was confident that I could produce something even half the cost.
Get your supplies
First, I collected my wood trim.
You can customize this part to your liking — my DIY frame was perfect for that.
You will only need to cover two things.
This corner trim was from Lowe’s and it overlapping the project.
Front of the frame in the TV
The frame effect was diminished by the presence of black at the edges.
Additionally, my TV frame should cover the television’s sides.
At most, a very small extent.
Cover the top of your TV if you can’t see any sides or just need to hide the front.
This project is easier if you surround yourself!
There are two important things that you should be looking out for when you choose your trim.
For a project such as this
Lay the pieces on the ground and ensure they don’t bend. Choose
To make sure that they are right, lift them and then look at each other.
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Surprised at the amount of bent or wonky pieces?
It’s much easier to correct minor bends if I nail them to the wall. However, for
Something like this was going to hang free, so I required them to be as straight as possible
You should also check each grain if staining, as I did.
They would appear different when stained, even though they are pine.
Because of the grain
This would not be a significant change, but it could still be noticeable.
It’s not something that I look at often, unless it’s wood shelves.
If they aren’t next to one another, I don’t worry so much.
For this particular frame, where sections touch each other, however I chose to use wood instead.
To be identical to grain
This next step will be easier if you are using simple wood strips.
This decorative trim was extremely thin so I created my own.
Alternative to using nails in the assembly
This is what I chose:
I ensured that the dimensions of the bracket were the same as the back portion of the wood.
And because my trim was so shallow, I grabbed some 3/8 inch screws
To use during installation
You can also use different methods to trim wood that is thicker than the above.
While drying. You can use glue if that is your only option.
Because it wobbles, you can turn the handle around.
delicate. The wood pieces are not able to withstand glue.
You have a lot of contact areas.
How to put together your TV frame
To determine the right lengths, measure the TV’s width and height.
Due to the angle of my corner, I had to miter them (or cut them at a 45-degree angle).
You can opt for a simple flat design or a trim style.
Wood square pieces
Regardless of your choice, make sure you have perfectly shaped corners like the TV.
Because it holds both pieces of trim together, this thing is amazing
The perfect angle.
If you are using staples, glue or adhesive this corner clamp is especially useful.
Or your nails!
The brace could have been hidden inside if my molding was a touch thicker.
The thickest portion around the edge had to be used. It was too dark to photograph it.
While I was doing work, you can see the following:
If you’re using a molding, like I did in my project, here are some cutting tips.
It’s not level underneath so you need to hold it up.
With some scrap wood
You can’t get it to meet at the perfect angle by laying it on the saw.
You can even it by using this trick:
To attach the braces onto the backside, I used small screws
In every corner.
It is very important to drill a pilot hole, particularly when drilling with larger quantities.
delicate trim like mine. Then I drilled the short screws in very slowly to avoid the wood splitting.
Staining or painting your frame will finish it off
My frame was completed when all the corners had been connected!
It worked well on TV, but I had to change the length of the one side.
Once it was adjusted, the glove fit just right.
I desired the frame to have a lighter color than the one that we had in mind.
It was stained in, so it became my own.
Minwax Special Walnut, and then a layer of polyurethane.
The mitered corners were filled with my
Favorite stainable woodfiller. But because I used the original color, I didn’t have to stain it over
again. It seamlessly blends in.
This project has the great advantage of being customizable.
want! For something more formal, you might consider a thicker or more intricate version.
Use Rub ‘n Buff wax
To create an old-world look or to paint or stain like mine,
Transitional/modern designs are possible.
The frame was snugly fitted around my TV. I did add command strips to the top.
We place our TV at the bottom of the frame to add security.
Let’s just say a few:
This could also be done with thin strips of Velcro!
The DIY frame will stand up well when placed on the television, however be careful when taking it down.
It may need to be adjusted. You will have to take care of anything this small and fragile.
This is a visual representation of the impact this wooden frame has made on the TV’s viewing experience.
Although it’s not obvious, I did have to place a sensor at the bottom.
Bottom of the TV.
It is important to inspect your TV’s edge for any sensor. This TV
Although it doesn’t contain an on/off sensor, the motion sensor is available.
The sensor turns on the art and off.
It was a little too far from the frame but it’s all I have.
Keep it. The motion sensor will be turned on as we use it.
Or not. If we do not, I will attach another piece of molding to the bottom.
There are two options: you can cut your trim the way I did. Or, use a drill bit.
Make a hole in the frame around your sensor.
Although my TV frame does not completely cover the sides of the screen, the surround black is visible.
The TV vanishes without a trace:
I’ve had so much fun trying out the digital art images I found — this Etsy store
There are so many beautiful Frame TV Art options!
I love this cloud art.
For any image, you can adjust the size and color of your mat. This medium is my favorite
sized mat a lot:
However, this is the skinnier version that’s pretty:
You can also have your image filled with the mat to give it a traditional appearance.
For a more contemporary design, you can use the screen
Digital art may already have a mat, so you don’t need one.
Of course, you can upload family or personal photos to display as
It’s the perfect finishing touch, and I absolutely love the DIY wood frame for my TV.
How beautiful is that TV?! My decorating dreams are now a reality! 🙂
The same scene with the old TV.
The DIY frame I made will also be attached to an existing TV.
Tutorial is not just for Frame TV!
A word of caution: Do not cover vents.
These were more common in older flat screens than the latest. You can attach if you are just attaching
Attach the frame lightweight to your television’s front.
That won’t cause any problems.
It’s time to make a decision about whether or not I will cover the center speaker. Hmmmm.
The funny thing about it is that with my new TV, I notice it less. It’s almost impossible to miss it.
To disappear faster than it was before. I think that covering it could bring you even more
We’ll be watching!
The cost of my wood frame to make our TV was $35 — $25 for the molding, $5 for the television.
Braces and screws
This “art TV” saved me $130! One of our guests thought that we’d removed it!
I’d love to answer any questions you may have about the DIY frame that will be built for your television.