If you’re like most people, the center of your living room is…the TV. Rather than making the TV the focal point, why not focus on the area right underneath it?
A TV stand can completely change the style of your room, and it can add some practical hidden storage too.
Here are 17 DIY TV stand ideas to get you inspired, but remember, with DIY, the possibilities are limitless! Wish you could combine multiple of these ideas? Do it! Make something that’s 100% YOU.
Let’s break it down into two popular categories: farmhouse and modern. And when I say modern, I really mean “not farmhouse.” We have a mix of traditional, mid-century, and full-on modern designs, so there’s a TV stand plan for everyone here!
Let’s start with farmhouse!
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Farmhouse TV Console Plans
1. TV Conole WIth Sliding barn doors
Let’s start off with one of the most popular tutorials here at Crafted by the Hunts: the DIY farmhouse TV console with sliding barn doors. It was one of the very first pieces of furniture we’ve ever made, so even if you’re just starting out, this is a good tutorial to try!
The sliding barn doors give you quick and easy access to all your devices in the middle while providing that hidden storage we all desperately need. Why do TVs and game systems have so many wires??
Want to add a little contrast to your home? Try this two-toned media console by Shanty 2 Chic! Their building plans are always straight-forward, easy-to-follow, and come with 3D renderings at every step!
3. Concrete Top
If you want to add in some materials other than wood, you can’t miss this rustic TV stand by Houseful of Handmade. The top is made with concrete, giving this piece a rustic and industrial feel. It also has plenty of compartments for game consoles, books, decor, and more!
4. Open storage
If you’re a big fan of some classic farmhouse furniture, you’ll love this console by Remodelaholic. The “x” detail on the side is characteristic of traditional farmhouse style. The planked back and the two-toned finish add even more charm to this piece.
5. From dresser to Tv console
Have an old dresser laying around? Or maybe you just scored one for a nickel on Facebook marketplace? Either way, get creative and transform a dresser into a unique and practical TV stand!
6. custom storage
One of my favorite aspects of DIY is that you can make something to fit your needs exactly. Check out this ultra-functional media cabinet by The Inspired Workshop! You have drawers for DVDs, Blue-Rays, and games. Then you have shelves that you can customize to fit your game console and accessories. No more wasted space!
Not only is every square inch of the inside designed to organize everything perfectly, the doors include added detail to make them completely original.
7. floating tv console
Tired of your Roomba getting stuck under furniture? Raise it up! Whether you want easy cleaning access or the cool look of floating furniture, these plans by Woodshop Diaries are for you. This TV console can also be used as a floating bathroom vanity!
8. Barn doors with a modern touch
Ashley from Handmade Haven always has impressive designs and this barn door TV console is no exception! Keep the doors together for an asymmetrical look or keep them separated to show off some decor in the middle. You’ll definitely want to take a peek at the plans because the top has a beautiful design surprise!
Modern TV Stand Ideas
I love some farmhouse touches, but what really makes my heart sing are classic and modern designs. I can’t get enough of the clean lines in these modern DIY TV stands. Check them out!
9. Anthropologie knock-off
There’s nothing better than the feeling of saving money…which is yet another reason why I love DIY 😉 This modern media cabinet was almost $1000 cheaper to make than to buy! Talk about some serious savings.
10. sleek + modern
Between the wood grain, the clean lines, the “floating” top, and the oversized handles, I can’t get enough of this modern console cabinet by Woodshop Diaries. I also love that you can paint the base black to give it the look and feel of metal.
11. cane doors
How’s this for an IKEA hack?? Yup, believe it or not, this cane storage cabinet started out as a piece of IKEA furniture. The Lonefox really worked their magic on this one.
If you love true mid-century modern design, you’ll love this TV stand by Lazy Guy DIY! There’s not much to say other than…wow!
13. make your own built-ins
Open shelves, sconces, and plenty of hidden storage? Yes please! This built-in media center by The Lived-In Look checks all the boxes. I know it looks like a professional built-in, but I promise it’s a project you can totally do yourself. You don’t even have to stress about doors–it starts with some pre-assembled cabinets!
14. walnut entertainment center
If you’ll looking for a sleek, modern entertainment center, Jen Woodhouse has got you covered! There’s not much more to say for this one other than the fact that it really makes my heart pitter-patter…oh, except that it also hides your TV!
15. hide your tv
Speaking of hiding TVs, why not hide it in the back of your console? With a push of a button, this TV lifts out of the credenza for your viewing pleasure. Then when you’re done, you can easily hide it away and pretend it doesn’t even exist.
And get this…this TV lift cabinet is a beginner-friendly DIY! The TV lift isn’t nearly as complex as you’d expect.
16. Striped tv stand
Why settle for a boring TV stand when you could make it FUN? Grab some paint and add some stripes like Grillo Designs!
17. Budget-friendly tv stand
Can you believe that the base of this is wood?? I had to double-check the plans because it sure looks like metal to me. Ana White has done it again: she’s created a beautifully designed media cabinet that you can build on a budget.
bonus: shutter sideboard
Okay, this last one isn’t technically a TV stand, but you can totally use it as one. It’s a bit taller, so this is a great option if you want your TV to sit on top. Get the shutter sideboard plans.
There you have it! 17 DIY TV stand plans for you to try. Time for you to pick your favorite, buy some wood, and start DIY-ing!
If you’re looking for some more inspiration around your home, check out these 14 wall painting ideas you have to try. Paint can completely transform any space…even on a budget!