If you want to learn more about building a simple TV stand, we recommend you to pay attention to the following instructions and diagrams. Plan every step of the woodworking project from the very beginning and invest in high quality materials (cedar, pine or redwood), as the investment will pay off on the long run. Work with attention and ask a friend to assist you, if you want to save time.
Choosing the right TV stand plans is a essential part of the project, so make sure you don’t forget to study several alternatives before taking a decision. Irrespective of the design and plans, we recommend to adjust the size and the shape of the TV stand to suit your needs and to match the rest of the furniture. Fill the holes with wood putty and apply a few coats of stain to protect the wood from splitting.
TV Stand Plans
- 1 – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 20 1/4″ LEGS
- 2 – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 13 1/2″, 2 pieces – 28 3/4″, 2 pieces – 34 1/4″ SUPPORTS
- 3 – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber -40″, 2 pieces of 1×10 lumber – 36″ SHELVES
- One day
Building a TV Stand
First of all, we recommend yo to build the legs of the TV stand. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we suggest you to take accurate measurements and to use a miter saw when making the cuts. Work with attention and smooth the cut edges with a piece of fine-grit sandpaper before locking them together.
Continue the project by making the sides of the TV stand. As you can easily notice in the image, we recommend you to fit the supports between the side legs, as shown in the plans. Ask a friend to assist you while fitting the supports into place, otherwise the end result might not be accurate.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports before inserting the galvanized screws into the legs. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
Next, you should join the sides of the TV stand together, by fitting the aprons. Cut both ends of the slats at the right angle, drill pocket holes and insert the galvanized screws, after making sure they are aligned properly.
In order to fit the 1×8 slats to the shelf supports, we recommend you to cut small notches as drawn in the plans. Mark the notches with a pencil and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the cut edges with a piece of fine-grit sandpaper, as to make sure they fit into place properly.
One of the last steps of the project is to fit the 1×10 slats to the top of the wooden stand. Center the slats to the TV stand frame, drill pocket holes through the supports and insert the screws into the slats. Add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner. Make sure you leave no gaps between the top slats.
Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Check if the components are secured into place properly and if the structure is rigid. Make sure there are no protruding screws or sharp edges that could injure you.
PRO TIP: Fill the holes with a good wood filler and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper. Apply several coats of paint or stain over the components, in order to protect them from decay.
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