Space Saving TV Console

The overall dimensions are 40″ wide x 24″ tall and 12″ deep.

Step 1: Design to Fit Your Space

I used three 8-foot 1×12 pine boards and one 2’x4′ sheet of Luan plywood to make this project. These are the basic dimensions I used, but you may need to change up the design to fit your space. Don’t forget to take into account the 3/4″ thickness of the wood. Also FYI, a 1×12 is actually 3/4″ x 11-1/4″.

Step 2: Cut the Wood

I ripped most of the boards to 10″ wide, except for the top. I glued a piece onto a board to make a top that was 12″x40″. My friend wanted the top to extend 2″ on the backside so the power outlet on the wall would be accessible.

Step 3: Assemble the Unit

I assembled the unit with drywall screws. I pre-drilled holes therefore the wood wouldn’t split. I also drilled shallow counter-bores so I could cover the screws with dowel plugs. Give some thought to the order of assembly, because you’ll run into a situation where your drill doesn’t fit inside the openings. it is best to figure from the within out. Also, if you would like to feature shelf pin holes for adjustable shelves, it is best to drill those before assembly.

Step 4: Optional Shelf Pin Holes

I made a simple jig to help with drilling evenly spaced shelf pin holes. These are optional. If you do want to have adjustable shelves, I suggest buying the shelf pins first so you can drill the right size holes. It’s easiest to drill these before assembly.

Step 5: Make the Doors

I cut the shelves within the middle opening to 9″ deep to permit a 1″ recess for a pair of doors. The doors are just picture frames that are custom fit inside the opening. Corner splines add strength to the miter joints. Leave alittle gap around all sides to permit room for hinges and free movement. Add a magnetic door catch to stay the doors closed.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

At now , I handed the project over to my friend to feature finishing touches. he’s getting to stain the unit and add frosted glass door panels. He also plans to feature glass shelves on all sides with lights that shine down through them. It should look pretty cool when he’s through with his part, so i will be able to come and add a finished picture when he’s done.

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