Today is the age of DIY! Everyone wants to do their own repairs, fixes, and installations. It is not only because it helps to save money, but people are choosing to be a lot more independent nowadays. It’s a very satisfying feeling to point to something in your home and say you built it yourself.
Now that you’re interested in DIY projects where you can work with tools, you should get started with small projects at home. In that vein, let’s talk about a Plywood TV stand that you could make by yourself. It’s not too difficult but will require some amount of patience and skill from you.
Entertainment and TV units and shelves are extremely useful to have. You have a place to keep your TV, along with all the wires and consoles that come with the entertainment system. It helps you organize the whole thing. You can make a nice, rustic Plywood stand for your TV and entertainment system.
What Tools Will You Need to Make Your Plywood TV Stand?
- Table Saw
- Cordless Drill
- Inventables X-Carve CNC
- Parallel Clamps
- Miter Saw
- HVLP Sprayer
- Infinity Tools Dadonator Dado Stack
- Pocket Hole Jig
- Track Saw
What Materials Will You Need to Make Your Plywood TV Stand?
- Wood Glue
- Brass Rod
- Water-Based Polyurethane
- 5 Minute Epoxy
What Steps Do You Need to Follow to Build a Plywood TV Stand?
1. Choose the Building Material You Want
In this case, it’s Plywood. Visit stores where you can find Plywood to make your TV stand. Visit more than one store. Try to understand the different kinds of Plywood and what they cost. Once you’ve done your research, choose the Plywood that you will be using to make the TV stand.
2. Mill the Parts Using the Cut List
Start by breaking down all the large sheets of Plywood that you have with you. A table saw is a good option to consider for this job. Also, try to decide on what size you will need your stand to be. Consider the size of the TV, the shelves, and all the accessories you will need to use the stand to hold.
3. Create Sliding Doors with a Table Saw
Sliding doors add a great aesthetic to your TV stand. It’s very easy to slide open and closed, so there no risk of the doors being yanked open or slammed shut too hard. Use markings to highlight the grooves where you’ll be making cuts so as to facilitate the sliding doors.
4. Brass Rod Plywood Joinery
Try to finish sanding the inside of the stand before the cabinets get glued up. Cut the brass, and then use epoxy to attach it. The brass needs to be attached to the joints and the dividers. Once you’ve cut and placed the brass, all you have to do is give the whole surface another sanding.
5. Assemble the Skeleton and the Doors
This is when the TV stand begins to take its shape. Put the skeleton of the stand together first. Envisage what it’s going to look like when it’s complete, and assemble the main skeleton wherever the stand is going to be. Also, get the doors onto the front portion correctly.
6. Put the Back and the Base Together
Use glue and nails in this stage. This is where the whole shape starts to come together. Get the back of the stand into place and seal it—next, the base. Once you’ve laid the base in place, use smaller nails to connect all the other parts of the stand to the base for stability.
7. Finish and Sand the Parts
This is the final step. Once you’ve put the whole thing together, give its good and thorough sanding all over on the inside and the outside. This is to give the stand a smooth finish. Once it’s been sanded, you can add your final touches like paints or designs.
Why Should You Use Plywood?
You should always decide on what kind of material to use once you have a clear idea of what the TV stand is going to look like. The size, the design, and how good you are at actually making a TV stand from scratch.
Plywood is an excellent choice when it comes to making furniture. Using Plywood is also a great option for those who aren’t very skilled at using tools to make things. Plywood is also a lot easier to work with than hardwood when it comes to Do It Yourself projects.
You must remember that not all Plywood is the same. There are many different kinds, qualities, and grades of Plywood. As with any other kind of material, you will find that the more you pay for your Plywood, the better quality you end up with.
When it comes to projects like cabinets, shelves, and stands, Plywood is one of the best materials you can choose to work with. It is pliable and easy to work with. The phenomenon of wood movement is also very minimal when you are working with Plywood.
There are, however, a couple of drawbacks when it comes to using Plywood. The first of these being the limited varieties of Plywood that are available. Another thing you’ll notice is that the pattern of the grain on Plywood is very different from other kinds of solid wood.
Why Should You Build Your Own TV Stand?
It’s a great thing to actually build stuff with your own hands. Obviously, you can save money by not calling a professional to come home or go to a shop for the service. It also gives you a nice sense of accomplishment when you successfully complete a project like this on your own.
A TV stand is a good project to take up if you’re just getting used to working with tools and building things by yourself. It’s not overly complicated but still needs a bit of hard work. This is the right combination for you to get some experience working with tools.
Also, when you build your own TV stand, you can take everything into account. You can take your time to take stock of what exactly you need. How big your TV is, how many entertainment consoles you have, and how much space you have for a TV stand.
Baltic Birch Plywood 3/4″ (18MM) 30″ x 48″
Manufacturer: The Kitchen Zone
Dimensions: 30 x 48 x 2 Inches
Weight: 40 Pounds
Sources: The Baltic Birch Tree Originated in the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Perks: Uniform Grain, Smooth Texture and Outstanding Durability, Not Painted
So there you have it. These are the basic steps you need to follow to get around to building your very own Plywood TV stand. It’s going to add a very nice rustic and classic aesthetic to your entertainment area or room.
You get to start from scratch, with all the details in your hand. Also, you don’t have to worry about some other worker missing out on a detail, making your TV stand incomplete. You get to take everything into account and build a TV stand that you’re proud of.
The steps we’ve provided here are obviously just the very basic steps. This is a sort of blueprint that you can use when you’re trying to put a plywood TV stand together by yourself. As you work and as you move along, you’ll start being able to take it forward all by yourself.