In DIY Furniture

In order to transform my bookcases into an entertainment center, I designed a TV console.  This project was significant for me because it was the first time I designed a building project on my own.  In order to make everything match in the entertainment center,  I used the same material (2×12), the same style door, and included adjustable shelves.

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TV Console

 Supply List:

Cut List (All lumber is 2×12):

  • 3- 50 in
  • 2- 34 in
  • 2- 25.5 in
  • 2- 16.5 in
  • 1- 14 in

TV console

 Project Plan:

Step 1:  Attach console top to sides using pocket holes.

TV Console Step 1Step 2:  Attach media shelf to console sides using pocket holes.

TV Console Step 2Step 3:  Attach console bottom to console sides using pocket holes.

TV Console Step 3Step 4:  Attach middle columns to console bottom and media shelf using pocket holes.

TV Console Step 4 Step 5:  Add adjustable shelves using Kreg Shelf Pin Jig.

TV Console Step 5Step 6:  Paint or stain (I used a red-mahogany stain).

Step 7:  Attach to bookcases.  I used 2×3’s as spacers on the back of the bookcases.  I did this so the console sticks out a few inches from the bookcases.  Then I attached the console with 2 inch screws.

Step 8:  Attach doors to console (See for the inspiration for the doors I made.  In order to fit the TV console, I used 5 1×2 boards and 4 1×4 boards).

See my entertainment center bookcase and bookcase bridge by clicking the pictures below:



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  • Sherry Nagel

    Wonderful furniture, Erik!

  • Joe C.

    I love your furniture. Whenever we buy stuff from the big box store it always feels like its going to fall apart if we ever try to re-arrange the room.

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