However, mounting 2 screw on a piece of plastic to the wall made me feel unsecured about this $200+ piece of equipment.
As you can see from the pictures, I feel the Nest Hello doorbell are just sticking out in the air and that some one easily knock it off with a kick. Or even walking by can accidentally hit it and break it.
Therefore, I decided to made a cover for the doorbell.
So I decided to use a 2x4, because I mounted my Nest doorbell at an angle.
However, if you mount it straight, you can just use a 1x4 or better if you can get the real 1 in thick since the 1x4 at the home improvement store only give you 3/4 in x 3.5 in. But I think it should be enough thickness anyway.
Using a 1 3/4 in hole saw. I marked the middle of my 2x4 and drill 2 holes as the picture below
As a measurement, I marked 2 center points for drill the hole at 3 in part. After the 2, It would be 4 3/4 or 4.75 in, which give it some room for easy insert the Nest Hello.
Next I use a jigsaw to cut the hole to insert the doorbell
After this, you should have a part that look like this, you can visualize how the Nest Hello will fit.
For my Nest, I also use the rip saw to cut the angle to match with the mounting of my Nest Hello.
Since I did some rip cut and rough saw. I used sand paper to smooth out the edges and the cut.
Next I draw the circle to make a round cut around the wood to make it look nice.
With this protector, I think this feel a lot stronger and secured.
I may have make this a big deal but I think it added a nice touch to the doorbell.
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See you in the next Weekend DIYer project.
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