Introduction: Industrial Looking TV Shelf / Ledge

Picture of Industrial Looking TV Shelf / Ledge

This is a quicky instructable to complete my Industrial looking shelf collection.  Here are the Media Shelves and Equipment Shelves.

We needed a place to put the center channel speaker, and it didn't fit under our TV stand (and really didn't want it there).  Our DLP TV wasn't really conducive to balancing a speaker up on top of it, so I needed a ledge.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Tools:
Pencil
Tape Measure
Miter Saw
Drill
3/32" counter sink drill bit (for screw pilot hole drilling)
Bar Clamps
Palm Sander (I love this sander for how easy it is to install the paper taut)

Materials:
1"x4"x6' Pine (with or without knots, up to you, or any other wood for that matter)
1 5/8" Drywall Screws
150 Grit Sand Paper
Stain
Rags
Masking Tape

Step 2: Cutting and Drilling

Picture of Cutting and Drilling

Tools:
Pencil
Tape Measure
Miter Saw
Drill
3/32" counter sink drill bit (for screw pilot hole drilling)
Bar Clamps

Materials:
1"x4"x6' Pine (with or without knots, up to you, or any other wood for that matter)
1 5/8" Drywall Screws
Masking Tape (used to reduce splintering when cutting)

I did this project over a year ago, so I don't have any in construction shots, but it should be fairly self explanatory.

There are two pieces that are not attached that make up this shelf, so you will need two of each thing described here.

- Front lip: This is a small (mine is two inches) with a 45 degree cut

- Ledge: This is the piece that the speaker sets on.  Just make sure it is long enough to meet up with the riser piece.  Mine is 22" or so.  The front edge is cut at a 45 to match up with the lip.  The way I cut mine was to have a 24" piece that I just bevel cut and used the scrap piece flipped around as the lip.  Most of the screws are in this board, two into the front lip, two into the riser, and two into the Joint Strengthener.

- Riser: This is the long piece that props up the shelf in the back.  This will be of a different length for each TV set.  There are two screw going into the Joint Strengthener.

- Joint Strengthener: This is the triangle piece that strengthens the joint between the ledge and the riser.



Step 3: Sand and Stain

Tools:
Palm Sander (I love this sander for how easy it is to install the paper taut)

Materials:
Stain
Rags
Masking Tape

Take it all apart then just sand it down to the smoothness you want.  I pay special attention to the ends of the boards so they won't soak up as much stain, keeping them lighter like the rest of the board.  Sanding is probably the longest step.

Then just rag on the stain and wipe off excess.  Let dry.

Put it all back together and you are done.

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