How Do You Make Weatherproof TV Enclosures?

When it comes to leaving a TV outside, you are probably wanting to protect it from the outside elements. There are a couple of options to consider. You can buy a cheap cover for your TV or you can put your TV inside a cedar TV enclosure. One of the main questions that we get as a cedar enclosure maker is how we make it. A common misunderstanding is that they are completely waterproof. Although our enclosures are very water resistant, they are not 100% waterproof. However, there are several things that we do when building our enclosures that make them one of the best options on the market for protecting your TV. Here are some key features that we would like to highlight.

Tongue and groove doors
Our doors are made out of interlocking cedar tongue and groove boards that do not allow the shrinkage of cedar to become a factor. This also gives it a very high end look that will leave you in awe.

Custom routed edges
One of the most vulnerable areas on a cedar TV enclosure is the openings and gaps around the doors. Here at Patio Galaxy, we take the extra time to custom make routed edges so that when our doors are closed, there is no direct path to the inside of the box for water and dust.

Solid Top
Our Cedar TV enclosures have a solid top does not allow any direct access inside the box from the top. This also makes for a much stronger box. This top is make from a 1” thick cedar board.

Connection Points
All of the boards that touch are glued with high strength wood glue and clamped until it has been dried. We also install pocket screws that keep these joints from separating. This is also another feature about our cedar TV enclosure that makes them stronger than any box you will find.

Solid Back
We install a solid ⅜” piece of plywood on the back that reinforces the back and seals the back of the box to and rain that my run behind the box. This is an extra measure that we feel is necessary and also allows us to install a french cleat on the back to a quick and easy installation.

Sealing of box
All of our cedar TV enclosures are stained with Wood Defender stain with is an oil based stain that has sealer inside of the formula. This is the final step in the construction of these cabinets. Sealing of the cedar allows the water to roll right off the cedar rather than soaking into it. The sealer will also get into the gaps of the wood and create a deeper protection.

We are very honored that you are interested in one of our Cedar TV enclosures. We hope that you have done your research and checked out all of our blogs and videos to learn more about our Cedar TV enclosures and amazing features that we have to offer. When it comes to protecting your TV, you can now get the best of both worlds and have a beautiful centerpiece while protecting your investment.

Our cedar TV enclosures can be hung in all types of settings. They are most commonly hung on a brick wall. They can also but hung on an outdoor fireplace above a mantle. These areas do not need to be covered by a patio. You can hang your cedar TV enclosure out in the open. There does not need to be an altering to the TV cabinet. Just hang the cabinet and watch the cabinet shed water. You will open the doors up after a rainy day and it will be dry inside. Stop taking your TV inside after every use. You can just buy a cheap indoor rated TV and leave it outside in a Cedar TV enclosure. When you get done, close the doors and that’s it.

If you are interested in one of our beautiful and functional cedar TV enclosures, please let us know. There are multiple ways to purchase. Online at patiogalaxy.com is the best way. You can also call us at (844) 476-4652. We also showcase our cabinets in our showroom at 7940 NW 39th expressway Bethany, OK 73008. We would love to speak with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us and an expert in this product will be able to help you out. Also, please check out our other videos of frequently asked questions about our cedar TV enclosures.

What Are TV Enclosures Made out Of?
How to Mount a TV Enclosure

There are two ways to mount your outdoor cedar TV enclosure: hire a professional or do it yourself! If you choose to do it yourself, you will save money, because to have it done correctly, you must be willing to pay a fee to have it properly hung safely and securely. At Patio Galaxy, we do charge our customers to mount their TV enclosures, but we also include the labor in our limited one-year warranty that is issued to the first purchaser of the enclosure. If you do it yourself, and it breaks or falls or comes apart due to negligence, the enclosure, the TV and whatever else ends up getting damaged, it will not be covered under any warranties.

We do not want to discourage our customers from mounting their own enclosures and installing their TV’s inside, because if we can do it—so can you! We understand that both the enclosure and the TV are big investments, and we want you to be able to save a little money wherever you can.

In order to mount your cedar TV enclosure, you will need Topcon’s. Tapcon masonry screws are made for light duty fastening. They are manufactured with special threads that will thread into a predrilled hole in masonry material, such as concrete, concrete block, and brick.

You will also need to make sure you have the correct sized drill bit. Drill bits are cutting tools used to remove material to create holes, almost always of circular cross-section. Drill bits come in many sizes and shapes and can create different kinds of holes in many different materials. Therefore, it is very important that you choose the correct size for the job, or it may be too large or too small, and hurt the overall integrity of the project.

When drilling a Tapcon into brick, you will need to make sure you place them in-between the bricks, and not directly into the bricks themselves. Make sure to secure the box in each corner and also in the middle. This will prevent you enclosure from coming off the wall or any warping.

On all of our enclosures, we install a french cleat. This is a board that gets fastened to the wall first that allows for a much easier installation. Once this board is installed, you can hook the enclosure on it and then fasten all of the corners with a screw or tapcon.

If you mount the cedar TV enclosure against a wood wall, this will be a very simple process. Get some 2” wood screws with a small washer and fasten the box in each corner and also in the middle.

Mounting a TV enclosure is not difficult, but it does take time and patience. Always seek the help of a professional if you have any doubts about your ability to do it correctly to avoid damage to your beautiful new enclosure.

If you are wondering where you should mount your TV enclosure, you can check out the Patio Galaxy social media pages where there are photographs showing actual customer’s homes where our TV enclosures have been mounted. From cedar privacy walls to rock and brick fireplaces, the possibilities are endless.

Remember that we are always available to assist you with the mounting of your new TV enclosure, and to give advice on how to do-it-yourself! There is also a video on this page that talks about how to mount a cedar tv enclosure.

How Do You Make a Cedar TV Enclosure?

A Cedar Tv enclosure is the perfect way to hide a TV without taking up floor space. Although they look somewhat complicated to build, you can break down the construction of a cabinet in some simple steps. The first thing you need before you start building is a plan. You need to know the size of the TV that you are trying to enclose and any space around it that you will be needing for sound bars or cable boxes. Make a simple sketch on a piece of paper with all of your measurements so that you can draw out the width and height of the opening of the box and account for the frames on all the sides. You will also need to make sure you have all of the tools needed to build your cedar TV enclosure.
Here are the few tools that you will need.

  • Drill
  • Circular saw
  • nail gun
  • Clamps
  • Router
  • Saw horses
  • Miter saw

Once you have your tools ready and a plan, start making a materials list of all of the sizes of lumber that you need to build The cedar TV enclosure. You will need quite a bit of space and some sawhorses to set up the work area. A little prep work in the beginning will make this process go much quicker and less frustrating. Once you have that ready, you will want to follow these simple steps to build your cedar TV enclosure.

Step 1:
Build your doors first. Your doors will represent the opening that you want your TV to fit through plus the additional space you need around it. Everything will be based off of these measurements so build the doors first. We like to use bi-folding doors so you want to make four equal panels for that entire opening. Account for a quarter inch space for each gap between the doors. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, you will want to pre-cut all of your boards and assemble them once you have them cut. There are many styles of doors so pick one that you like and model what you see. Here at Patio Galaxy, we glue all of our boards together and route out grooves in each board to interlock all the boards together. Our doors are also made with tongue and groove. This will give your box the best chance at being waterproof.

Step 2
After the doors are finished, make the frames around the doors leaving a quarter inch space. This will represent the entire outside dimensions of the cedar tv enclosure. Cut the back of the box to be the same width as the frames in front. We use ⅜” plywood for the back for a strong support. Using your measurements that you got in the beginning, make your side panels to how thick you want to make them. The side panels are usually around 10 inches wide. This depth of box will allow your TV and a swivel mount to fit inside with the doors closed.
Again, we recommend that you glue all your joints together and use pocket screws and routed gaps to interlock your boards. Use 4” hinges that open at least 270 degrees. Between the small doors, we use 2” hinges that open 360 degrees so that the doors can completely open.

Step 3
Assemble your box together and put clamps on all of the areas that are being glued so that the glue can have at least a day to set up. Once you’re finished, put a top board on your cabinet that is slightly bigger than the width of the outside frames so that it will give you a top crown molding look. Ideally, this would be one big solid piece of cedar so that there will not be any gaps to allow water to get into. This board is crucial for making a watertight box.

Step 4
Now you are ready to stain your cedar TV enclosure. After you stain it, let it dry for a couple days and then install your handles and lock. Make sure everything works well. Open your doors and make any adjustments that you need or make any stain touch ups.

If you do not want to build a Cedar TV enclosure yourself, we would love for you to check out or pre-assembled boxes. We ship nationwide and can have it pre-stained for you ready to hang on your wall. If you are interested, please let us know. You can reach us by phone at 844-476-4652. Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm or Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Can You Put a Regular TV Outside?

With the growing popularity of outdoor living spaces, and the time people spend outside enjoying them increasing, the need for an outdoor TV is essential. A question that is often asked by those who have made the decision to add visual entertainment to their backyard, is whether or not it is safe and wise to place a regular indoor TV outdoors, or if outdoor TV’s are the only option. The simple answer is yes. Yes, you can put a regular TV outside. However, the life span of an indoor TV will be cut short if it is not protected by a TV enclosure. A regular TV will not be able to survive the elements unless it is protected. Research shows that a regular TV, unprotected will only last 6-12 months, at most. There are too many possible and potential ways that it can be damaged.

In general, regular TV’s are much less expensive than outdoor-rated TV’s that range in price from $2,000-$3,000 and can go up from there, and can even get into the $25,000 price range. TV’s have gone way down in price, and you can get a decent TV for much less than what they used to cost, especially if you shop for one around major holiday’s when electronics typically go on sale. There are always exceptions, and if you want to impress your guests, you can get a top-of-the-line television that costs the same as an outdoor television, but ultimately that is up to you. As long as it is protected by a TV enclosure, you can buy a reasonably priced indoor TV for your outdoor living space and it will last much longer—quite possibly just as long as it would if it was placed indoors.

One of the main reasons why a TV enclosure is so important is because condensation is a killer. Over time, the morning condensation will corrode the internal components, and it will ruin a good TV. A TV enclosure that is made with the tongue and groove method will help to keep the enclosure closed tight and will greatly minimize the amount of moisture that can enter it and affect the inner workings of the TV.

Exposure to light can also harm your TV. Decreasing the amount of sunlight on your TV will make it last longer. A TV enclosure made of a thick, heavy duty cedar will eliminate that problem. Like putting sunglasses on when you are outside, your TV needs the same help. When the doors are open, the enclosure acts as a sun visor, and when they are closed, it acts as a pair of shades.
TV enclosures also reduce the chances of vandalism and theft. If strangers are unable to see the television it decreases the chances of it getting stolen. Even if they are aware that the enclosure has a TV in it, they will see the extra time and work involved in trying to get it out quickly and efficiently before getting caught. Keeping your TV behind closed doors is the best way to keep your TV.

If you think that location is an issue when enclosing your TV, it is not. You can mount a TV enclosure to any type of wall. An existing brick wall on the back of your house or on your deck, on a privacy wall, or above the mantel on an outdoor fireplace.
Always keep in mind that the warranty that comes with an indoor TV could be null and void if it is placed outdoors. That is a perfect reason why it is so important to keep it enclosed. That will keep it safe and in good working condition for many, many years.

There is not a TV enclosure available anywhere on the market that is 100% waterproof, but finding one that is water resistant is common. You will want to find one that is made out of quality materials and is very well crafted. Anyone can claim that their TV enclosure if resistant to dirt and moisture, but doing your research and finding one that truly stands up to that promise will be the one that you will want to invest in to keep your TV safe and in top working condition.

There’s nothing better than hosting a group of friends at your home in your outdoor living space, and having a TV outside enhances that party, and if you want to carry on this fun tradition, it is important to care for your TV with an enclosure the same way that you would care for your convertible by keeping the top up when you are not driving it.

What Is the Best Way to Preserve Your Cedar TV Enclosure?

Just like any purchase you make, you may be asking yourself what the short term and long term maintenance will be. Nobody wants to add to their list of things to do so here at Patio Galaxy, we have made a big goal of giving you the best product and pre-treated out Cedar TV enclosures. This blog will also show you what the long term maintenance looks like.

What product do we stain and seal our Cedar TV enclosures with?
There are a lot of great stains and sealers out there but we recommend Wood Defender. Wood defender helps repel water and prevents your cedar from splitting, warping, or cupping. Here are a few benefits of Wood Defender that make it a great stain for your Cedar TV enclosure.

  • Does not stink – This stain will not overpower the room and give you a headache like most stains. It’s very pleasant to work around for you and the people around you.
  • Longevity – Wood defender offers a 2 year warranty. It is not uncommon for your stain to last up to 5 years. Wood Defender is formulated to resist UV rays, water, mildew, and humidity which makes it one of the best stains on the market.
  • Recoat ability – Wood defender stains utilize a modified oil formula that enhances penetration and does not leave a film
  • User friendly – Wood defender does not leave drips. It penetrates deep and will not require a background in staining to use. Our Cedar TV enclosures are also rough cedar so it will accept the stain like a sponge.

You may be thinking “What about the sealer?” Wood defender has sealer inside the formula so that you do not have to add an additional coat.

How to apply Wood Defender stain to your Cedar TV enclosure?
We recommend that you brush or roll in on. This is a very simple process. Given the small surface area, brushing it on will be your best method. Since Wood Defender is an oil based stain, you will want to have a protected area and be wearing clothes that you don’t mind being ruined. Oil based stains will not come out of your clothes when washed. Using a 3” brush, work the stain into the cedar by brushing with the grain. This will help you get inside the little channels of the cedar. Rough cedar is like a sponge so you will need to be generous when applying the stain. Drips on rough cedar will not be an issue. Give it a minute or two and the stain will be soaking into the cedar. Once you have the entire Cedar TV enclosure stained, go back over the box and hit any areas that are lighter than others.

Why are some parts of the cedar darker than others?
This is a commonly asked question in the world of cedar. Remember that cedar is a natural product. Just like anything, not everything that you see on the outside is the same on the inside. Cedar has different layers to the tree which means that the center of the tree is darker than the outside thickness of the tree. When cedar gets milled down, those different shades of cedar get mixed together at the mill. You will usually not see this in unstained cedar but when it’s stained, it will be more obvious. If you are having this issue, go over the lighter areas again and this will make it look better.
Drying and Curing times
Wood defender stains will be completely dry in 48 hours depending on the surrounding conditions. It may take up to 90 days for the product to fully cure, depending on the climate and UV exposure. The product is waterproof after a few hours of application.

Type of Wood Defender stain we recommend?
We recommend using the transparent version. This will allow you to still see the grain of the wood and the knots in the wood which is what cedar is known for. When using the transparent version of stain, your Cedar TV enclosure will come to life and make it pop once stained.

What can you expect when ordering a Cedar TV enclosure from Patio Galaxy?
Here at Patio Galaxy, one of our core values is Customer Service. We take great pride in how we treat our customers and the quality of our product. When you order a Cedar TV enclosure from us, you will get a pre-stained cabinet that has been dried and it will be ready to hang on your wall. If you want to stain your own Cedar TV enclosure, that is fine with us too. Always remember that we are here for a resource and you can always call us to find out more about the stain that we use and any questions regarding the preservation of your Cedar TV enclosure. You can reach us by phone at 844-476-4652. Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm or Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Can a TV Stay Outside in the Winter?

In the state of Oklahoma, where Patio Galaxy builds their custom cedar TV enclosures, you can keep your TV outside for twelve months out of the year, but in the northern states, and on the east coast, it is highly recommended that you bring your TV inside during the colder months to keep it safe and in great working order.

The freezing temperatures are not the problem. The problem is the condensation that occurs when the TV begins to thaw out. If it is thawed too quickly, rapid condensation can leak into the electronics and short out the components. Freezing cold temperatures can also reduce a TV’s performance and can cause damage by creating condensation on sensitive electronic components.

Ideally, you should keep your TV in temperatures between 40 degrees and 100 degrees Fahrenheit to keep it from freezing.
The materials that TV’s are made of can also get brittle at freezing cold temperatures, and this could cause solder joints, chips, and other components to break, which could destroy your TV.

Outdoor rated TV’s can solve this problem, but at a steep price. They cost nearly triple that of a regular indoor TV, and the picture and sound are the same.

With all of this in mind, it is important to know that there are ways to solve the dilemma, and that is by investing in a beautiful, custom, outdoor cedar TV enclosure. A TV enclosure will protect your TV from the cold temperatures and act as an insulator. Just like closing your front door to keep the cold air from coming into your house, closing the doors on a TV enclosure will keep the cold air away from your TV.

The carpenters at Patio Galaxy use a tongue and groove method when building TV cabinets to keep it sealed tight. So not only will it help keep the cold air out, it will also keep bugs and dirt out as well. They are built to be rated for the outdoors, so they will provide many benefits in both cold and hot temperatures, and during inclement weather.
These TV cabinets are weather-resistant, but not weatherproof. They cannot hold up against extreme weather conditions, and they are not indestructible in certain elements, but they are designed to withstand great climate changes than other similar TV cabinets that closely resemble them.

Patio Galaxy has been constructing and installing cedar TV enclosures for many years, and they have held up incredibly well outside. They have seen a very big increase in order based on word of mouth from happy and satisfied customers.
Because the cedar TV enclosures are an investment, they are made to look beautiful while displayed in your outdoor living space. You pay for both the beauty and the functionality. Compared to the price you would pay for an outdoor TV you are better off purchasing a regular TV and a TV enclosure.

They are available in a variety sizes and styles with your choice of three different stain colors. They also come with a one-year warranty, and only require touch ups every three to five years and can easily be done yourself.
When it comes to placing a TV outside in your outdoor living space, or your backyard, or near a pool, your best option is to purchase an indoor television and place it inside a TV enclosure.

Where Does My Cable Box Go in My Outdoor TV Enclosure?

Regardless of the TV provider that you choose, you will be required to use a box of some sort in order to stream and view the programs that you want to watch. Some have cords attached, and some are wireless, but they must be stored somewhere, and when you are placing your TV outside, you want it to stay protected.

Patio Galaxy has spent the last several years designing, building, installing, and perfecting a custom, cedar TV enclosure that not only holds a TV, but has five inches of space below it to hold other items such as remote controls and cable boxes.
Because each and every TV enclosure is custom built, the five inches of room located at the bottom that is designed to hide all of your TV’s tools and accessories, can be increased or decreased depending on what you have or don’t have to store in that special space. If you have children that will not leave their room because they are glued to the TV playing their favorite video games, an outdoor television is the perfect way to get them outside for some fresh air, and they can still play their games. A TV enclosure can accommodate gaming consoles as well.

If you are finding yourself spending more time outside in your outdoor living space than you are inside your home, you may also find yourself bringing more of your favorite things outside. Things you use inside on a regular basis may find a home outside. Those items that are made to stay inside will need a play to stay safe, and hidden, and that space that is used for remotes and cable boxes can also be used to store those items. If you want to take a dip in the pool, and you do not want to get your phone wet, or misplace it, simply hide it inside your TV enclosure. A pair of sunglasses, your wallet? There is even enough room for an electronic tablet or a small notebook computer.

Because the enclosures are rated for outdoor use, anything you place inside the cabinet will be protected from the elements. They are weather-resistant, but not weatherproof. They cannot hold up against extreme weather conditions, and they are not indestructible in certain elements, but they are designed to withstand climate changes better than other TV cabinets that closely resemble them.

Patio Galaxy has been designing and installing cedar TV enclosures for over three years, and they have held up incredibly well outside; and you can rest assured that everything you put inside will hold up well too. Patio Galaxy has seen a jump in orders based on word of mouth from happy customers. Because the cedar TV enclosures are an investment, they are made to look beautiful while displayed in your outdoor living space. You pay for both the beauty and the functionality.

TV enclosures are first and foremost designed as a place to hide and protect your TV, but you will find that they are so much more than that. They can act as a storage box for all your important items that you want to keep safe and protected, and in turn, you will keep your outdoor living space clean and free of clutter.

A wonderful investment that will give both you and your TV years of enjoyment.

Can I have a Swivel Mount in my Cedar TV Enclosure?

One of our most frequently asked questions is whether a swivel mount can be installed inside our cedar TV enclosures. While the top, bottom, sides and front of our enclosures are made of western red cedar, we place a piece of plywood on the back so that it can be mounted securely onto a wall or into bricks, and also so that it can accept a swivel mount.

Cedar is known to crack. It is part of its beauty and aesthetics, and one of the many reasons why we choose to use it to build our products. However, installing a swivel mount could possibly hurt the integrity of it, so we have constructed our enclosures so that they can safely and securely include a swivel mount.

We understand that outdoor living spaces are not created equal, and are all unique to each customer’s wants, needs, and desires. We want our cedar TV enclosures to not only look beautiful, and stand out as a focal point in your backyard, we also want it to protect your TV from the elements, keep it hidden and out of sight to avoid theft, and most of all, to be functional for the user.

Enjoying a TV show while also enjoying an outdoor living space could mean different things to different people, and it could also mean different things to multiple people at the same time. That is why having a swivel mount is so important when it comes to watching TV outside.

You may be cooking in your outdoor kitchen one minute, and you may want to have your favorite cooking show on teaching you tips and tricks on how to cook your favorite meal on the grill, and you might be sitting in a chair next to your fire pit the next minute watching your favorite football team. We want you to be able to swivel your TV in the direction that makes it possible to enjoy your programs from every part of your backyard.

From the swimming pool to your backdoor, we want you to have the perfect view of your TV once it has been mounted inside your cedar TV enclosure.

Our crew will be happy to install a swivel mount for you for a small fee, but if you choose to do it yourself, we have a few tips and tricks, and the most important one is to make sure you place the swivel mount on the center of the back of your TV, and not in the center of the back of your cedar TV enclosure. This will ensure that your TV is centered in the middle of your cabinet.

Another tip is to buy a good quality mount. You often hear that you get what you pay for, and you do not want to risk buying an inexpensive, poor quality mount that could break. You could ultimately cause damage to the mount itself, as well as your TV and your TV enclosure.

During the time that we have been perfecting our cedar TV enclosures, we have thought of and considered every detail—big and small, in order to provide our customers with the best product. We know that being able to use a swivel mount is important to most people, and we have constructed our enclosures to be able to accommodate one.

Call us today to order your custom, handcrafted, cedar TV enclosure. No two are identical, and youwill make a big statement in your backyard while getting years of enjoyment from it.

Is It Safe to Have a Cedar TV Enclosure Mounted on an Outdoor Fireplace?

Although you will find our cedar TV enclosures mounted in various places in people’s backyards and outdoor living spaces, we originally designed them to be placed on an outdoor fireplace, right above the mantle. Our customer’s often ask us if this is safe, and we simply show them the hundreds of photographs of the enclosures that are mounted onto outdoor fireplaces in the backyards of happy customers, and their questions are immediately answered! This is the ideal spot to place your outdoor TV enclosure, because it will protect your TV.

While our cedar TV enclosures are designed to safely be mounted onto an outdoor fireplace, we do recommend that there is a certain, specific distance between the opening of the fireplace, and where the bottom of the enclosure is positioned—and this is only done as a precautionary measure because the western red cedar that we use to make our TV enclosures can withstand a very high amount of heat.

Another important thing to note is that the smoke and the heat that is expelled from an outdoor fireplace is discharged out of the front and does not rise onto the enclosure. If that were the case it would interfere with the overall experience of watching your outdoor TV.

Heat and smoke can in fact damage your actual TV, and that is why it is so imperative to protect it inside a TV enclosure. Heat and electronics do not mix and protecting your investment will allow you to safely enjoy it for many, many years.

You may also wonder if the box will stay mounted securely and safely onto the outdoor fireplace. An outdoor fireplace is a very costly investment, and damage from a fallen TV enclosure could potentially cost thousands if rocks and bricks and broken and chipped or knocked out of place.

Our cedar TV enclosures are constructed out of western red cedar, however, the backs of the enclosure which will not be seen are made of a heavy-duty plywood that is made to hold the enclosure safely in place on the fireplace. The correct tools and hardware are needed to do this successfully, but once in place, it will never move, therefore easing the worry of it ever falling and causing damage to your outdoor fireplace, TV, or the enclosure itself.

Hundreds of our happy customers are currently enjoying their outdoor TV enclosures and most of them have chosen to mount them on their outdoor fireplace. It is what they are designed for, and where we suggest placing them.

We know that you will love our cedar TV enclosures no matter where you choose to place yours. Call us today to place your order.

Is There a Warranty for My New Cedar TV Enclosure?

Anytime you invest a lot of money into something, one of the first questions you might ask your salesperson, is whether it comes with a warranty. You want to make sure you are covered if something breaks or goes wrong with it. By definition, a warranty is a written guarantee, given to the purchaser of an item, promising to repair or replace it if necessary, within a specified time period.

At Patio Galaxy, we issue a limited one-year warranty to the first purchaser of every cedar TV cabinet. The warranty is non-transferrable.

When we build one of our popular, custom, handcrafted cedar TV enclosures, we promise to deliver a product that is free from defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance, for one year.

  • Cabinet joints to remain intact and fastened together tightly with no movement.
  • If installed by us, cabinet will stay flat up against back wall and not sagging or un-level.
  • All hardware to be in correct placement, rust free and in normal working condition.

 

When a customer purchases a cedar TV cabinet from us, we will deliver it to their home. If they want to have us install the cabinet, and mount the TV inside of it, there will be an additional charge for parts and labor, and that work is also covered in the warranty.

There are certain things that are not covered under the limited one-year warranty.

  • If the TV enclosure is used for purposes for which it is not designed or intended by us.
  • If the TV enclosure has been subjected to misuse, vandalism, abuse, negligence, accident, or unauthorized modifications.
  • If the TV enclosure is damaged by fire, flood, acts of God, or other external causes beyond our control.
  • If the TV enclosure is varying in color and characteristics due to age, sunlight, smoke, or other environmental conditions.
  • Normal cracking (checking) of cedar. This is normal for cedar and is to be expected.
  • Doors that come off the frame due to extremely high winds or failure of customer to keep doors latched while closed or chains set on doors while open. (Locking latch for doors is not included with TV cabinet. It is the customer’s responsibility to install a locking latch on doors to keep them closed).
  • Water damage to TV. Although our cabinets are made to keep water out, there is no guaranteed claim of it being waterproof.
  • If the TV cabinet is exhibiting normal wear and tear.

We have spent years designing, building and perfecting every detail of the workmanship and construction of our cedar TV enclosures, and we have delivered hundreds of them to customer’s homes, and we have installed most of them. As mentioned above, when we install a cedar TV enclosure, we cover the labor under the warranty.
The placement of the cedar TV enclosure is up to the customer, and the project manager will make recommendations as to whether it will be secure and hold up well in that location. Cedar TV enclosures can be mounted and installed above outdoor fireplace mantels, on a brick wall on the back of a house, on a cedar privacy wall, and so many other places.

We know that you will enjoy your cedar TV enclosure for its beauty and always knowing that your TV will be protected.

Limited One Year Warranty
Patio Galaxy LLC extends the following limited one-year warranty to the first Purchaser of the cabinet. Warranty is non-transferrable.

WHAT DOES THIS LIMITED WARRANTY COVER? Subject to the exclusions and limitations set forth in this Limited Warranty, we warrant to You that each Product will be free from defects in workmanship, under normal use and maintenance, for the period of one year.

  • Cabinet joints to remain intact and fastened together tightly with no movement
  • If installed by us, cabinet will stay flat up against back wall and not sagging or un-level.
  • All hardware to be in correct placement, rust free and in normal working condition.

WHAT THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER (EXCLUSIONS):

  • used for purposes for which it is not designed or intended by Us
  • which has been subjected to misuse, vandalism, abuse, negligence, accident, or unauthorized modifications;
  • damaged by fire, flood, acts of God, or other external causes beyond our control;
  • varying in color and characteristics due to age, sunlight, smoke, or other environmental conditions;
  • Normal cracking (checking) of cedar. This is normal for cedar and is to be expected.
  • Doors that come off the frame due to extremely high winds or failure of customer to keep doors latched while closed or
  • chains set on doors while open. (Locking latch for doors is not included with TV Cabinet. It is the customers responsibility to install a locking latch on doors to keep them shut).
  • Water damage to TV. Although our cabinets are made to keep water out, there is no guarantee claim of being waterproof.
  • exhibiting normal wear and tear.
How Do You Make Weatherproof TV Enclosures?

When it comes to leaving a TV outside, you are probably wanting to protect it from the outside elements. There are a couple of options to consider. You can buy a cheap cover for your TV or you can put your TV inside a cedar TV enclosure. One of the main questions that we get as a cedar enclosure maker is how we make it. A common misunderstanding is that they are completely waterproof. Although our enclosures are very water resistant, they are not 100% waterproof. However, there are several things that we do when building our enclosures that make them one of the best options on the market for protecting your TV. Here are some key features that we would like to highlight.

Tongue and groove doors
Our doors are made out of interlocking cedar tongue and groove boards that do not allow the shrinkage of cedar to become a factor. This also gives it a very high end look that will leave you in awe.

Custom routed edges
One of the most vulnerable areas on a cedar TV enclosure is the openings and gaps around the doors. Here at Patio Galaxy, we take the extra time to custom make routed edges so that when our doors are closed, there is no direct path to the inside of the box for water and dust.

Solid Top
Our Cedar TV enclosures have a solid top does not allow any direct access inside the box from the top. This also makes for a much stronger box. This top is make from a 1” thick cedar board.

Connection Points
All of the boards that touch are glued with high strength wood glue and clamped until it has been dried. We also install pocket screws that keep these joints from separating. This is also another feature about our cedar TV enclosure that makes them stronger than any box you will find.

Solid Back
We install a solid ⅜” piece of plywood on the back that reinforces the back and seals the back of the box to and rain that my run behind the box. This is an extra measure that we feel is necessary and also allows us to install a french cleat on the back to a quick and easy installation.

Sealing of box
All of our cedar TV enclosures are stained with Wood Defender stain with is an oil based stain that has sealer inside of the formula. This is the final step in the construction of these cabinets. Sealing of the cedar allows the water to roll right off the cedar rather than soaking into it. The sealer will also get into the gaps of the wood and create a deeper protection.

We are very honored that you are interested in one of our Cedar TV enclosures. We hope that you have done your research and checked out all of our blogs and videos to learn more about our Cedar TV enclosures and amazing features that we have to offer. When it comes to protecting your TV, you can now get the best of both worlds and have a beautiful centerpiece while protecting your investment.

Our cedar TV enclosures can be hung in all types of settings. They are most commonly hung on a brick wall. They can also but hung on an outdoor fireplace above a mantle. These areas do not need to be covered by a patio. You can hang your cedar TV enclosure out in the open. There does not need to be an altering to the TV cabinet. Just hang the cabinet and watch the cabinet shed water. You will open the doors up after a rainy day and it will be dry inside. Stop taking your TV inside after every use. You can just buy a cheap indoor rated TV and leave it outside in a Cedar TV enclosure. When you get done, close the doors and that’s it.

If you are interested in one of our beautiful and functional cedar TV enclosures, please let us know. There are multiple ways to purchase. Online at patiogalaxy.com is the best way. You can also call us at (844) 476-4652. We also showcase our cabinets in our showroom at 7940 NW 39th expressway Bethany, OK 73008. We would love to speak with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us and an expert in this product will be able to help you out. Also, please check out our other videos of frequently asked questions about our cedar TV enclosures.