This step by step diy project is about how to build a tv stand. Building a tv stand is a complex project, but anyone get get the job done by using professional plans and quality materials. Don’t forget that you should adjust the dimensions of the stand to your tastes and add a few finishing touches, as to match the style of the rest of the furniture. Adding the doors to the table will add an exquisite look to your project, but it requires complex skills.
When building a wooden stand for your tv you should know there are many designs you could choose from. Therefore, take a look over several projects and adjust the design of the table before starting the actual construction. You might want to add several extra shelves or not to build the door for the small table. Irrespective of your choice, we recommend you to plan everything form the very beginning.
It is essential to select the lumber with attention when building the tv stand, especially if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, choose perfectly straight boards and look for any flaws, such as knots or cracks. In addition, buy high quality lumber (such as pine), if yo want to get a nice finish and to build a tv stand that will last for many years in a row. Fill all the cavities with putty and sand the surface with medium and fine grit sandpaper.
Building a tv stand
- A - 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 4” long LEGS
- B - 2 pieces of 1×20 lumber – 19 3/4″ long SIDES
- C - 1 piece of 1×20 lumber – 47 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 45 3/4″ long FRAME
- D - 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 20 1/2” x 47 1/4″ long BACK
- E - 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 23 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 17 3/4″ long DOORS
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
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How to build a tv stand
The first step of the project is to build the frame of the tv stand. As you can see in the image, we recommend you to build the components from 1×20 lumber and to lock them together with pocket screws. Drill the pocket holes or regular pilot holes and insert the screws. In addition, add glue to the joints, in order to enhance the bond of the frame. Check if the corners are right-angled, by using a carpentry square.
The next step of the project is to install the shelves inside the frame. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to use 1×18 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the board and lock it to the side walls with galvanized screws.
Continue the woodworking project by attaching the back of the tv stand. Therefore, use 1/4″ plywood to build the back of the wall and attach it to the frame with 5/8″ finishing nails. Check if the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
In order to enhance the look of the tv stand, we recommend you to build four legs from 2×2 or 3×3 lumber and to attach them to the frame, using the information from the plans. Drill pocket holes and add glue to get the job done in a professional manner.
One of the last steps is to build the doors for the tv stand. Build the frames from 1×2 lumber and lock them together with pocket screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled before installing the glass into place. Attach the doors into place and lock them to the frame with metal hinges.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper and clean the surface with a dry cloth.
Smart tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the tv stand.
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