This step by step diy project is about tv stand plans. If you want to build a basic tv stand with a classic design, we recommend you to follow the instructions described in the article. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the related projects. Adjust the size of the components with great care and lock them together by using waterproof glue and galvanized screws following the instructions.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the tv stand. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.
Projects made from these plans
TV Stand Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 19″ x 19 1/2″ long SIDES
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 47 1/4″ x 19 1/2 long FRAME
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 45 3/4″ x 17 1/2″ long SHELF
- D – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 20 3/4″ x 47 1/4″ long BACK
- D – 4 piece of 2×2 lumber – 3 1/4″ long LEGS
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses
Building a TV stand
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the TV stand. In order to get a professional manner, we recommend you to build the components out of 3/4″ plywood. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheets and get the job done with a circular saw.
Drill pocket holes along the top and bottom edges of the side components. Make sure the corners are square, leave no gaps between the components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into place.
In order to ad storage space to the project, we recommend you to install a shelf to the structure, as described in the diagram. Cut the shelf out of 3/4″ plywood and smooth the cut edges with sandpaper.
Top Tip: Drill pocket holes along the sides of the shelf and use a spirit level to check if it is horizontal, before securing it to the side using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to joints and make sure the corners are square.
Attach 2×2 legs to the bottom of the tv stand. Cut the components at the right size and drill pocket holes. Align the components in a professional manner and secure them to the base using 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to create a rigid structure.
Alternatively, you could fit caster wheels as to move the side table easily. Choose a designs and a size that complements your project in a professional manner.
In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to get the job done by attaching a piece of 1/4″ plywood to the back of the structure, as described in the diagram. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheet and make the cuts.
Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and secure it to the back of the TV stand by using finishing nails or 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden tv stand in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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