Simple alcove cupboards

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Hi,

Id like to make alcove cupboards to look like the example attached. I like the style and know that the door might cover any issues from my lack of skill!

I’ve seen a guide here. But I want to put the tv on top but slightly concerned it won’t support the weight. Is this a good plan or not? I don’t think I have the skills or tools yet to make a full cabinet for this.

Any possible issues I might come across?

One alcove is 355 deep x 1810 wide and the other 345 x 1180. 708 high is the aim.
 

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Basically they are simple, thick shelves, so not really very complex. If your shelves are mounted onto steel "pegs" (or floating shelf fittings) like these

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they should be strong enough to take the weight of a modern TV providing you get a good fix into the masonry and the shelf isn't too deep (those fixings are 150mm long, so should carry shelves up to about 225mm deep)
 
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Yes - I think I can do the shelves but it's the cupboards that concern me.
Building a full cabinet, with the correct joins - without skills to use a router - puts me off...but can't afford the £1000s I've been quoted.
 
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Yes - I think I can do the shelves but it's the cupboards that concern me.
Building a full cabinet, with the correct joins - without skills to use a router - puts me off...but can't afford the £1000s I've been quoted.
They are nothing that requires fancy joins, little more than kitchen units in a row.You can replicate with mdf ( painted) and either make up doors with painted mdf or buy kitchen doors online ( can be made to measure ) in just about any style or finish .
 
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All you need to understand is that a cabinet is basically just a box: top, bottom, two ends and a back. Everything else like shelves, dividers and doors is just an extra.

In order to make a box you need some way to cut material accurately (or just buy-in cut to size material), a flat and level assembly surface to build your cabinet on (this is very important - but can be as simple as an old flush door supported on a pair of trestles or even concrete blocks) and you need some form of joining, the simplest method being butt jointing and carcass screws.

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So in reality at a basic level not much kit at all
 
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