Introduction: Make a TV Solution Out of an Dining Table

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I needed a TV solution and could not find any suitable furniture.
We had a dining table around whitch was not in use.
So what happened to it you can see here.

Step 1: Take the Table Apart

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first i took everything apart

Step 2: Preparing the Parts

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cutting the side parts out of one of the extra leafes.
The second extra leaf was shortened about 1cm to fit.
Where possible I used the original bolts for mounting.

Step 3: Nearly Finished

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The inner sides of the side parts and the top is painted white.
Two table-legs were cut and mounted.
Next step was to drill the holes for the shelfs.

Step 4: Mounting

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so it was time to see if everything fits together

Step 5: Details of the Bottom

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Detailed view of the bootom.
Here you can see the cutted legs and
an extra support mounted on the bottom.

Step 6: Back of the TV Solution

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On the back there are two big holes to pass through the cables.
On the side one big hole for the powercables.

Step 7: Side View

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So this is the view from the side.
Here you see the powerline with an switch.

Step 8: Front View

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ready for the moment.


octavie (author)2008-05-05

If they had that at Ikea when I went to find a tv stand I would have bought it. It is really rad, you're rightly proud! Thanks for sharing. :)

munchman (author)octavie2008-10-28

Ha That's weird. thought that this would be a great IKEA product @ andreasH - Great Instructable.

andreasH (author)munchman2008-10-28

Thanks for your comment. I am still really happy with my work.

munchman (author)andreasH2008-10-28

You should be. It's awesome

humoogous (author)2008-06-08

Really neat idea!

andreasH (author)2008-03-12

New Pictures added

vaderhader (author)2008-01-31

hmm... This isn't by any chance a Clove Road apt at Montclair State University is it? It really reminds me of one, no offense.

andreasH (author)vaderhader2008-03-12

I had not seen a project like this before. I had the idea while tidying up my basement :-)

n0ukf (author)2008-03-11

Very nice job recycling. And that should last decades longer than any of the sawdust (particle board) entertainment center furniture available in discount stores.

andreasH (author)n0ukf2008-03-12

Thank you. I was searching for a suitable solution and was not satisfied. My DVD storage at the wall is finished as well. It is made of 3 bathroom cabinets.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-06

Awesome idea, I love your house, it looks great!

caledonian (author)2008-01-06

Awesome idea to re-use the table, and the result looks better than a lot of store-bought TV stands.

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