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DIY TV Stand Guide & Ideas

You cannot comfortably watch your favorite series if you do not have a TV stand. Aside from that, it houses a game console, a stereo system, and a DVD collection. Today, we’re bringing you some DIY TV stand inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.

Making your own TV stand has a few advantages. First and foremost, you save money on furniture. Second, a handmade TV stand adds a touch of exclusivity to your space. As a result, here are some weekend DIY projects to keep you busy.

1. Easy-To-Build TV Stand

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This easy-to-assemble TV stand from Kreg has plenty of open storage with varying shelf sizes and a large enough top to accommodate a large screen TV. There are written building instructions, as well as diagrams and shopping lists for tools, materials, and parts/cuts.

2. X-Leg TV Stand Plan

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Here’s a free Kreg DIY TV stand plan created by Home Made by Carmona. This is an excellent beginner project because it is a simple but attractive stand for your living room, rec room, or bedroom. The design is straightforward, with X frames on the sides and a large open lower shelf.

To assist you with this build, there is a tools list, materials list, parts/cut list, and instructions with color photos.

3. Farmhouse Media Cabinet from Build Something

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This free media cabinet plan has a slightly rustic farmhouse style, but you can change the hardware and paint to give it a more modern look if you prefer. It has plenty of storage with double shelves behind glass doors and a nice sturdy service to place your TV on.

This is an all-inclusive plan with diagrams, photos, written instructions, a tool list, a materials list, and a parts/cuts list. There’s even a link to a video that demonstrates how to achieve the same white-washed weathered oak finish as shown in the photo.

4. Rustic X Console

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Ana White has created yet another free TV stand plan, this time called the Rustic X console. Two large shelves for books or other items provide plenty of storage space. The Rustic X console was inspired by a Pottery Barn console and is mostly constructed out of 2x4s, making it a relatively simple and inexpensive project.

There is a shopping list, a tool list, a cut list, and general instructions, as well as numerous diagrams and photos. There are also photos to show how a few simple changes in finishing can dramatically alter the appearance of the console.

5. Grandy Sliding Door Console

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Another free Ana White DIY TV stand plan that includes small sliding barn doors, giving you the option of open or closed shelving.

This is a very adaptable plan, and you can see hundreds of user-submitted project photos to see how small changes completely alter the appearance of this console. You’ll find color photos, diagrams, and step-by-step building instructions to help you get started quickly.

6. DIY Rustic Media Center

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Shanty 2 Chic has designed a free DIY media console plan that includes open shelving as well as closed shelving behind two doors. It’s finished in a rustic style, but with less distressing, you could give it a completely different look.

The free plans include diagrams, color photos, a tool, and material list, and even a video showing how to build it.

7. DIY TV Stand

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Homedit has a simpler plan for a TV stand made of large boards and galvanized pipes for the legs. The design gives it a great industrial and rustic feel without being overpowering.

Plenty of color photos and step-by-step instructions will guide you through the construction process so you can have this versatile TV stand that can be used anywhere in your home.

8. DIY Corner Media Center

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If you need to put your TV in a corner, Rogue Engineer’s corner media center plan will help you do it in style. There are two long storage shelves with decorative Xs on the sides. Depending on the finishes you use, you can make this look rustic, contemporary, or somewhere in between.

You’ll feel confident diving into this project. Every step of this project is aided by diagrams and written instructions.

9. Tall Corner Media Stand Plan

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Here’s another one from Ana White. It’s a tall TV stand, so it’s ideal for a large room with an awkward layout or a bedroom.

A shopping list, general instructions, and dimensions are provided to assist you in constructing this TV stand. There are also a plethora of user photos as well as tips and tricks to help you achieve the look you desire.

10. How to Build a TV Stand

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This free TV stand plan from Nine Red provides a one-of-a-kind solution to an oddly shaped living room where you have no choice but to see the back of the TV. There are a lot of detailed photos and instructions here, including how to add your mood lighting.

11. DIY Pallet TV Stand

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You can make this stylish and cost-effective TV stand with just one pallet, some stain, and a few hairpin legs. This awesome TV stand can fit in even the smallest of spaces.

Clear written instructions and photos will help you succeed in building this simple TV stand, which is ideal for a first-time DIYer.