TV Corner Stand

Having bought a large screen TV,
I didn't want a glass TV stand that the shop kept insisting on.
So I decided to make my own custom fit corner stand.
I built it to fit my home theater kit, as none of the shop bought units would do.

Step 1: The Cut

I used an 8' x 4' x 3/4" Sheet of MDF.
I had the cutting list of sizes with me and asked the store
to cut the board to my measurements.

Step 2: The Shape

I cut and shaped  the edges with a router,
then sanded the sides smooth

Step 3: The Build

Once the panels were cut to size,
I used a fostner bit to cut out concealed joints.
and used screw and barrel fittings, to hold it all together.

Step 4: The Rigidity

To make the cabinet sturdy, I used 1/4" Ply as back panels.
This made the whole thing solid.
The "Feet" were made using stacked bits of rounded edged board,
the stack was three pieces, one shorter than the next by an inch .

Step 5: The Finish

The unit was undercoated, then painted with satin finish paint.
It had a couple of coats of satin varnish to protect the surface.
The doors were fitted with concealed hinges and slim brushed steel handles.
the internal shelves hold a collection of DVD's



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    5 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I was wondering if you could post the cut list and the size of the tv you made the stand for.

    2 replies

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry should have said, it will hold up to a 50" TV,

    the in the picture is a 42" Panasonic Plasma, so it can take the weight of newer LED's no problem.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi TT-MON

    The Unit top and bottom panels were 48" X 16" (with a 45 degree cut 8" in)

    The shelf was 24" X 15"

    2 End panels were 16" X 8"

    2 Middle Panels were 16" X 15"

    The 2 Doors were 12" x 15 3/4"

    Total unit height including feet is 19"

    Hope this helps.

    Regards Floppyjoe.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! Clean and modern. Did you hinge the backpanel, or drill holes for cable? Thanks for posting.

    1 reply

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi joelhunn
    I screwed and glued the back panels on.
    Then used a hole saw to cut 1 1/2 inch circular holes for about 7 cables.