I am building a stereo cabinet into a wall in my basement. Im going to
build a box, then shim it into an opening like a DEEP medecine cabinet.
Then I will support the tail with a pedestal of some sort. The back
side of the opening I have access too. Think of it as you might a
typical fish tank opening in some wall where other side of wall is a
different room. Its about 20" x 48" WxH. The hole is 19" deep from
dryall face to brick wall rear, but I dont plan to fill more than 12-16"
with cabinet. There is 1/2" drywal and the opening is lined with 2x4s
like a doorway.
The question is, do I put the door over the frame like a cabinet, or
within the frame like an entry door?
If I put it like a cabinet door I assume I should face it with a square
frame and let the door close overtop. If as a passage door, I will face
it with bevel cut frame and put door inside box opening.
Which way is the better way? Or is this just a choice of taste? One
thing I want is to be able to lock this door. I also want it to be
glass. Are there locks that work on both types of doors?
Im a handy man and not a wood specialist. I have a table saw, a
circular saw now, and a 10" compound miter saw on the way in the mail.
Any other tools I should need?
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