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.