You see these entertainment centers for sale at garage sales and on curb sides everywhere. People are getting rid of their old entertainment center because they cannot fit their new HDTV inside.
This instructable will show you how I modified my parents' old entertainment center so it looks like one of the new expensive HDTV entertainment centers.
- Hammer / Mallet
- Skillsaw (can use any saw appropriate for wood)
- Wood Glue
- Finish nails (for trim)
Tools recommended but not required:
- Metal Straightedge / Level
Step 1: Remove the Top Trim and Mantle
Remove trim from top using a crowbar or hammer claw. This can be difficult because the trim is likely both glued and nailed into the top mantle piece.
Use a mallet to remove the top mantle from the sidewalls. Pound in an upward direction.
Note: Mine was glued with wooden pegs for strength, but you need to be more careful if it is attached by metal hardware (nails, screws, etc).