Introduction: Entertainment Center for Under $70
A simple entertainment center can change the look of any room!
Step 1: Get Your Wood
4- 4x4 post
1- 1x12 (12ft)
4- 1x6 (12ft)
1- 2x6 (10ft)
I wanted my entertainment center to be 6' long. I took all my 12' board and cut them in half.
I cut the 2x6 into 5 - 2' pieces.
Step 2: Building the Top
I used the 1x12 underneath the top then placed my 2x6 on the end and in the middle to give me a small shelf to place my BlueRay player and satellite receiver. I used nails for the shelf and bolts for the legs.
Step 3: Adding Top
After the small shelf is made I place 4 - 1x6 on the top and nailed the 2 outside boards on first and then spaced the 2 inside board accordingly. There is no real measurements here, just do it how you like it.
Step 4: Add Bottom Shelf
Using the final 2- 2x6 I took the rest of the 1x4 I had placed them on the shelf the same way I did the tope. I first bolted the 2x6 on the legs before putting the 1x4 on the shelf.
Step 5: Stain That Sucker
I found a stain I had in my shed that I liked and stained it up.
* Only thing I would change about the project is staying all the wood first before butting it together. I found that my stain didn't get into all the cracks between the boards so if you look close you'll see bare wood. Oh well ya live and you learn.
Step 6: Let It Dry
I left it outside for a little over a day trying so I wouldn't have to smell the stain in my house.
Step 7: Enjoy Your Entertainment Center
Bring it in and set it up. I purchased the cloth boxes from Walmart. I think I paid $5.00 a piece for them.
Total cost of this project was somewhere around $65.00. and it's SOLID. You can't buy one half this size for under $100. Hope you enjoy the tutorial.
The fun thing about this project is you can make it as big as tall as you want or as short as you want. As wife as you want it or as narrow.