Wall mounted cabinet under a TV
New to the forum and new to carpentry. I've done some occasional stuff since I've always worked with my hands, but right now I don't have a garage and aside from the basic power tools, I'm just getting into this stuff. I have a problem I need to solve.
I mounted my TV on the wall to save space, but I need something to put under it in order to hide the cable box and other items. I don't want to stick a console table under it because what's the point of saving space with the TV if I'm just going to take it up with a huge piece of furniture.
I'd like to stick a long cabinet under the TV, no more than 12 inches deep and probably a similar height, and between 30 and 100 inches long, depending on what I decide looks good.
There are a few I can buy, but unless I want to drop close to 1000 dollars, it's all nasty particle board. I'd like to avoid spending 1000 on tools and another 200 on lumber, so I need to keep it simple.
I was considering just taking a few 1x12 boards, and joining them with screws or dowels, using some hinges so the front door opens downwards and calling it a day. Another option is to edge-join 2-3 smaller boards and create something that looks a bit more interesting. My question is, can I do this with a miter box, a planer, a doweling jig and some basic power tools? Or should I just stick to the 1x12s?
Has anyone seen or done a project like this I can learn from? I haven't found anything.
Thanks for the help,