If you were to get a new TV today where would you put it? Personally, I’d go with a wall-mounted TV stand and those are pretty standard and easy to get but I also see the merit in having a table, a media center or, even better, a custom DIY TV stand which would add character to the room in a unique way. I don’t know about you but at this point I’m actually pretty excited about the whole idea of building my very own special TV stand. Let’s check out some of the options:
This, for example is a super simple project. To make this TV stand you need two wood boards of the same size, some dark wood stain and metal pipes and fittings for the legs. What’s cool is that you’d have a shelf where you can keep electronics and other things. As far as style goes, this is a cool blend of rustic, industrial and modern.
Check out this lovely TV stand. It was built to fit perfectly in between these two windows and this detail alone is enough to inspire you to build your own DIY unit just so you can give it any size you want. The storage shelf is pretty cool especially since those three storage boxes fit there just right. Check out homemadebycarmona for more details.
Another cool thing about DIY TV stands is the fact that they can built for close to nothing. If you use reclaimed wood and metal pipes you can may not even have to spend anything on the supplies, especially if you have leftovers from other projects which you can reuse here. The TV stand will look simple and will most likely be infused with industrial and rustic charm. You can find more details about this whole process on whatroseknows.
Speaking of rustic TV stands, check out this wooden one featured on lizmarieblog. You could build something just as beautiful entirely out of reclaimed wood or you can stain the boards to give them an intentionally worn appearance. Either way, your new TV stand will look awesome and if you follow this tutorial it will also include plenty of storage for your electronics, books and all sorts of other things.
Not a fan of big, console-style TV stands? How about a minimalist tripod stand that you can easily place anywhere you want on the floor? The one featured on instructables even has a slot where you can insert a sound bar. It’s simple, versatile and easy to build plus it can be customized in all sorts of interesting and creative ways.
The DIY TV stand featured on shanty-2-chic is a good option if you’re looking for a multifunctional furniture solution which can serve both as a TV stand and as a sort of media center/ storage unit with open shelves and closed compartments where you can keep not just electronics but other items usually needed in this room as well.
If storage is something you lack in the living room (or whatever room you want to put the TV in) then a console/ cupboard-style TV stand might just let you kill two birds with one stone. You can build something nice and sturdy out of plywood (other materials can work too). Just cut pieces to size following the instructions on grillo-designs and then follow the rest of the steps to assemble and finish your new stand.
As you know, the customization options are endless when it comes to DIY projects and that gives you the freedom to give your TV stand all sorts of cool and ingenious features. One of the craziest ideas we’ve seen comes from simplyhometips where we saw this TV stand with a built-in fireplace. It looks pretty cool plus it’s an interesting way of adding a small fireplace to a room which doesn’t have one.
The rustic TV stand featured on angelamariemade looks really nice too. It has a compact and sturdy structure with an open shelf at the top and additional storage below for the items you want to keep in the same area but out of sight. You can customize this design with your choice of hardware and you can paint the exterior in any color you want.
If you’re a fan of the rustic-industrial style, check out this interesting DIY TV stand idea from Pinterest. The stand is extremely easy to build. All you need is some concrete blocks and a few pieces of wood. You can stack these to give your stand shelves and even build it in an L-shape so it extends into a sort of side table.
You don’t necessarily have to build the entire TV stand from scratch, not if you find it easier and more convenient to repurpose an existing piece. There are tons of cool Ikea stands that can help you in that sense. You can repurpose bookshelves, benches, tables, even dressers. Check out ikeahackers for more awesome and inspiring ideas.
This is a type of project that would fit an industrial-style home or one that already has exposed concrete and rough, unfinished surfaces in its design. That’s because this DIY TV console has a rather specific look. It’s made of cinder blocks and wood, two materials that are powerful on their own and which complement each other rather nicely. Check out maikonagao to see how well it fits into this space.
This lovely DIY TV console has sliding barn doors which is a really cool design detail, one that gives this piece lots and lots of character. It’s also a detail that adds a rustic touch to the design and we can picture this piece in a variety of different decors, all of them warm and inviting. Check out the plans for this console on ana-white.
A farmhouse TV console can potentially look absolutely charming in a lot of different living rooms, whether they’re fully rustic or a bit more on the modern side. This particular design which was featured on remodelaholic is perfect if you want to turn this into a DIY project. It’s all quite simple and straight-forward except for the Xs on the side panels which might take a white to get right.
Speaking of Xs, check out this other absolutely lovely console table from ana-white. It’s long and narrow and it’s also tall enough to fit beautifully behind the sofa and double as a sort of space divider. It also has shelves that you can store things on and it can function equally well as a TV unit. If you want to build something like this yourself check out the tutorial first to find out more about the project.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a DIY pallet TV stand. Given the versatility of pallets and the many ways in which they can be repurposed, you’re not limited to any particular design when it comes to your TV stand. Make it as big or as small as you want to, add more storage, install hairpin legs or have it mounted onto the wall and so on. The possibilities are endless. However, if you want some inspiration you can check out this project from preparingforpeanut.
Wall-mounted TV stands make sense when the layout allows it. However, if you want the TV to be placed more or less in the middle of a room, a freestanding console is required. You can build it yourself out of wood and have it custom-made to fit your TV and your needs perfectly. In case you’re wondering how, check out this great tutorial from ninered. It explains everything.
Even if your TV is mounted onto a wall, you still need a TV console, otherwise the room would look empty and incomplete. Also, you need some sort of storage for your electronics and the console is perfect for that. Something custom-made always looks nice and fits the room just right so consider building a pallet TV unit. It would be an inexpensive project and a fairly simple one as well. All the details can be found on instructables.