How To Build A Simple DIY TV Stand Using Wood





Here is a simple way to make your own DIY TV stand from wood. This project requires basic carpenter woodworking skills. You don’t have to be an expert. Having powered tools for woodworking will help with this project. From start to finish this project will take half a day or longer. The dimensions of the TV stand in total is 58″ Wide x 22″ Tall x 14″ Deep. The entire stand is made out of one 4×8 sheet of birch veneered plywood and a 1x4x8′ board for front trim. See the step by step procedure for making the DIY TV stand below…

lots of scrap woodHad lots of scrap wood that needed to be used up.
Had to purchase more wood besides the scrap to do the job right.

Do It Yourself TV Entertainment Stand_2Made a Dado Joint 1/4″ deep to hold everything together using a router.
Made 4 joints on the top and bottom pieces of wood for the middle and sides to fit into.

Do It Yourself TV Entertainment Stand_1Testing to make sure the wood fits snug into the routed Dado joint.







Do It Yourself TV Entertainment Stand_3After routing the wood, the top, bottom, and middle slats were attached together with glue and nails.

Do It Yourself TV Entertainment Stand_4Then the side slats were assembled onto the TV stand using wood glue and nails.

Do It Yourself TV Entertainment Stand_5The front trim pieces were then cut and test fitted for perfect length.

Do It Yourself TV Entertainment Stand_6Attached the front trim wood pieces using just wood glue.

Do It Yourself TV Entertainment Stand_7Once completely assembled, the TV stand was stained with our choice of wood stain.

Do It Yourself TV Entertainment Stand_8Finished DIY TV stand project.
It is 58″ Wide x 22″ Tall x 14″ Deep. The entire TV stand is made out of a 4×8
sheet of birch veneered plywood and a 1x4x8′ board for the front trim.


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1 Christopher August 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Will that support the weight of a 50-60″ TV?

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DIY Project Help Tips 2 DIY Project Help Tips August 19, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Christopher,
It will depend on the model of TV. If you are making the stand, make the legs thicker and attach the TV stand to the wall if your TV is extra heavy.
-RR

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3 Tim Benedict August 13, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Love the design.. How did you install the shelves? I didn’t see dado cuts, did you use brackets?

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