I recently had one of my regular clients ask if I could build her a TV console for their family room. She sent me a photo of what she wanted, and lucky for me, there were building plans attached! I followed the design plans from Remodelaholic found here.
The building plans warned that this piece was heavy. (Oh my–they were not kidding!!). In an effort to reduce the weight, the client opted for a slightly smaller unit. She wanted the body to be painted white, with a dark stain on the top.
The structure was made from 2x4s, with the back and sides constructed from tongue and groove boards. The shelves and top were made from 2x8s, 2x10s and 2x12s. (now you can see where the weight comes from!). Trim work with 1x2s, 1x4s, and 1x6s finished the look.
I constructed the base first and painted it white with a topcoat of Polycrylic. I built to top separately, staining it dark brown with a durable lacquer finish. Once complete I attached to top.
The client added storage baskets to the bottom shelf, and the top shelf holds entertainment electronics. Here is the finished piece in its new home.
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