One of my friends got a new TV but didn't have a stand so I volunteered to help. She had an old cast iron sewing machine stand and I had some salvaged barn wood so I whipped this up. Sorry about the lack of detailed instructions but I was winging it. If you need more info just ask. Total cost $65
First thing first is SAFETY!!! don't hurt yourself tools are sharp wood has splinters ect......
things you need:
table saw (to rip wood)
saw (power or hand)
wood clamps (4 or more)
power sander (60,120,&300grit)
sewing machine base
threaded rod (with hardware)
Decide how long you want it.
Her TV is a 51" so I made the table 52" long.
The table is 4" wider than the cast iron base for a 2" lip one either side.
cut dry rotted ends off and cut to length
rip wood to uneven widths (it will look good later)
measure for shelves allow for 2" lip (my shelves are two different depths one for games one for PS3)
Plane wood to reduce the bow and check squareness of edges afterward
brush glue on edges of wood and clamp (wipe away excess)
read dry time on bottle and add 15 min if you thin the glue
Plane the wood joints smooth
take a break you've been working too hard
mark corners for legs
glue trim on
Drill holes for dowels and glue on legs (holes are 3"deep)
after leg glue is dry route edges of table
drill holes for threaded rod
put it together