Make a TV Solution Out of an Dining Table

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Introduction: Make a TV Solution Out of an Dining Table

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

first i took everything apart

Step 2: Preparing the Parts

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

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

so it was time to see if everything fits together

Step 5: Details of the Bottom

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

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

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

Step 8: Front View

ready for the moment.

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    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. :)

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

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

    You should be. It's awesome

    Really neat idea!

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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

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