Introduction: TV Stand

My parents had a tiny book shelf for their new TV so decided to build them a TV stand as a Christmas gift. The console took 3-4 weekends to build and cost around $200 in materials. The oak wood and light stain was chosen to match existing furniture. Dimensions: 65”w x 20”d x 27”h

Step 1: Cut ¾” Plywood for Top and Bottom

Step 2: Notch Corners to Fit Corner Posts With Edge to Meet Depth of 2x2 Corner Post

Step 3: Glue and Finish Nail Edge Pieces to Top and Bottom

Step 4: Reinforce Finished Edges to Top With Pocket Holes Using Kreg Jig

Step 5: Braces Added for Hex Bolt Support to Corners. Countersunk Hole for Corner Screw.

Step 6: Legs Attached With Bolt.

Step 7: Process Repeated for Bottom Shelf With 2” Gap for Clearance Under Stand (bottom Being Held Up by Support Pieces in Pic As I Screwed in Corners.

Step 8: Used Pocket Jig for Bottom Rather Than the Corner Bolts.

Aligning the corner bolts for the bottom was difficult so I opted for pocket screws instead.

Step 9: Top and Bottom Finished.

Step 10: Panels for Sides Measured, Cut and Secured With Pocket Jig Screws.

Step 11: Divider Panels Cut and Secured With Pocket Jig Screws.

Step 12: Slight Gap Left in Front to Allow for Oak Iron-on Veneer Facing.

Step 13: Center Shelves Measured and Secured With Pocket Screws.

Step 14: Support Brackets for the Shelves Cut and Screwed to Sides and Middle.

Step 15: Shelves, Drawer Fronts and Back Cut

Left and right shelves cut and edged with finishing trim. Drawer fronts measured and cut to size of the openings. I opted for 2 drawers at the bottom and left the top open for a cable box and/or dvd player. I cut 3/4" plywood to size to fit the back openings and opted to leave the drawer slots open in the back. Back was inserted using pocket holes.

Step 16: Drawers Measured and Notches Ripped for Bottom. Sides Were Taken in an Inch to Allow for Rails and Secured With Pocket Screws to Front.

Step 17: ¼” Panel Inserted for Bottom.

Step 18: Drawer Back Screwed in to Finish.

Step 19: Front Doors Measured and Cut With 45 Degree Angle. Door Frame Pieces Ripped and Notched to Allow for Plexiglass Insert.

Step 20: Corners Glued and Screwed. Added Glue and “foot” on Corner to Add Support From Twisting. Cut and Sanded Off Foot.

Step 21: No-mortise Hinges Attached.

Step 22: Holes Cut in Back for Wire Access. 2 Coats of Light Honey Stain & 3 Coats of Matte Polyurethane.

Step 23: Drawer Rails Attached.

Step 24: Glue Attached to Inside Frame and Plexiglass Inserted and Clamped.

Step 25: Magnet Attached.

Step 26: Mirror Tacks Added for Additional Holding of Plexiglass.

Step 27: Knobs Installed.

Step 28: All Done!

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