DIY TV Console

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Hey Guys, finally back at building again. LMB went on a little trip a few weekends back and I stayed back to build a much needed TV console for our bedroom TV. We wanted something that would really bring our space together for our overall bedroom makeover. Here is how it turned out.

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For this piece I started from the bottom and worked my way up. The base board that is going to be the bottom enclosed space is 48 inches long plywood board and 16 inches deep. Attach the support (legs) for the very top of the TV console at each corner of the plywood. Each support board is cut to 32 inches. I used a pneumatic nail gun to hold the boards in place, and followed up is a wood screw to give it a stronger joint. Next, connect all of the vertical boards to the adjacent boards (make a box). I used pocket holes and countersinks to attached the horizontal boards so the screws are not visible. This is going to be the support for your TV consoles very top surface., I lifted the bottom to allow clearance for the molding at the bottom. I used 1 x 3 inch boards cut to 16 inches underneath the bottom on each side and in the middle. This lifted the bottom 48 inch x 16 inch plywood enough to place install molding around the front and the sides.

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After the top is connected, add trim to the front, left, and right of the TV console; the back is not needed. I used wood glue and a pneumatic nail gun to attach the molding to the top board. You will eventually be doing the same thing to the bottom. I used 1 x 3 inch boards cut to 16 inches underneath the bottom on each side and in the middle.

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Now that the molding is installed, install the shelf toward the top of the console. Install the support to go across the console this will be the base of the shelf. I used a kregjig to install pocket holes underneath the board. Once installed I flush mounted the shelf bottom using a countersink drill bit and filled in the holes with paintable wood filler.

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With the shelf installed, it frames out the portion that will enclosed by doors. For the doors I used a piece of plywood cut to 22in x 19 3/4in, and used a 3 1/2 inch shaker on the doors. I placed a magnet inside to keep the doors from free swinging.

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Fit-in plywood as you go, for the side walls and the back using wood glue and pneumatic nails to the base. You could drill in a hole on the back wall for running wires for the cable box later on.

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That is it, let me know what you think on facebook, twitter, and instagram. Of course if you have any questions, feel free to leave them below. Be sure to head on over to LMB’s blog to see more photos, and she will also be revealing the full master bedroom soon. Thank you for stopping by the blog.

Comments

  1. Cyndy says:

    I am curious what the top measures. I might print out your directions and have someone build this for me! Just couldn’t find the top details.

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