TV Stand Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about TV stand plans. Building a TV stand is a nice woodworking project as you have the opportunity to make something unique with your own hands, while saving money. If you don’t have enough expertise in the woodworking field, we recommend you to read the rest of the furniture articles and to ask a skilled friend to give you a hand.

There are many designs and plans to choose from when building a TV stand, so make sure you plan everything from the very beginning and invest in high quality materials. Cedar, pine or redwood are excellent choices, as they have both a beautiful appearance and are highly durable. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the slats are perfectly straight and in a very good condition.

Always align the components at both ends before inserting the screws. In addition, we recommend you to drill pocket holes when joining the components, as to create rigid joints and to hide the head of the screws. Plumb the sides of the table with a spirit level and check if the supports of the tabletop are perfectly horizontal. Make sure there are no gaps between the components.

 

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Building a TV stand

Building a TV stand

Building a TV stand

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 38″ long LEGS
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 13 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 28 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 34 1/4″ long FRAME
  • C – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 41″ long SHELF
  • D – 1 piece of 3/4″ project board – 19″x36″ long TABLETOP

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Tv Stand Plans

Building the legs of the TV stand

Building the legs of the TV stand

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the legs of the TV stand. As you can easily notice in the image, we recommend you to cut both ends at 10 degrees, by using a good miter saw. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper, if you want to enhance the look of the project.

 

Building the sides of the stand

Building the sides of the stand

 

Next, you need to fit the supports between the two legs, as shown in the plans. Cut the supports at the right size, drill pocket holes at both ends and insert the 1 1/4″ screws into the legs. Add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.

 

Attaching the supports

Attaching the supports

 

Continue the woodworking project by attaching the 1×3 components between the two sides of the TV stand, as shown in the plans. Cut both ends of the slats at 10 degrees, by using a miter saw. Drill two pocket holes at both ends of the supports and lock them to the legs with 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.

Smart Tip: Plumb the sides of the stand and make sure the supports are perfectly horizontal.

 

Attaching the shelf slats

Attaching the shelf slats

 

Fitting the 1×4 slats to the bottom shelf is the next step of the woodworking project. Work with attention and fit the rest of the slats, making sure they are equally-spaced. Drill pilot holes through the slats before securing them to the supports with 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.

Smart Tip: Cut small notches to the slats placed around the legs and check if they fit into place easily.

 

Attaching the tabletop

Attaching the tabletop

 

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the tabletop to the frame of the stand. Cut a piece of 3/4″ project board to the right dimensions and center it to the frame. Drill pocket holes through the supports and insert 1 1/4″ galvanized screws into the tabletop. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the TV stand.

 

Tv stand plans

Tv stand plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the TV stand.

 

 

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