5 DIY TV Stands That Hide Ugly Cable Boxes and Wires

  • 01 of 06

    How to Make a Modern TV Console

    Ikea Hack: A DIY TV Console

    You like your TV. It makes binge watching more fun compared to your digital devices.

    On the flip side, all the gadgets that go with it like your cable box and DVD player are super unsightly. And let's not forget that tangle of cords that connects it all together.

    These five DIY TV stands will conceal the hideous gear that works with your flat-screen. 

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  • 02 of 06

    How to Makeover an IKEA Lack TV Unit

    IKEA Lack TV unit Makeover
    Song Bird Blog via HomeTalk

    If you're looking for a cheap TV stand, you can pick up an IKEA Lack unit for less than $50. Unfortunately, it's open design won't conceal your devices and cords. And when it comes to style, it's a yawn.

    This IKEA hack from the Dutch décor site, Song Bird Blog fixes both issues. It gives a dull Lack TV stand an inexpensive makeover using pine planks and an electric stapler.

    The DIY hatch doors keep video devices and cords out of sight. The wooden wine crate on the center shelf...MORE creates a home for remote controls.

    You can check out the before photo here.

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  • 03 of 06

    This Shelf Conceals a Cable Box

    A Faux TV Shelf for concealing cable boxes

    This rustic wall mounted shelf by Country Design Style conceals several set boxes.

    So that you know, the TV is wall-mounted, so the shelf isn't being used to support the flat-screen.

    You'll find all the DIY deets here.

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  • 04 of 06

    How to Hack a Floating TV Credenza

    A floating TV console hack

    We love storage solutions that keep floors clear like this modern floating console created by the small space dwellers behind Petite Modern Life.

    They hacked several IKEA kitchen cabinets to create this unique TV storage system. The frosting on the cake are the pine panels used to decorate the top and sides of the console. 

    Where are the wires?

    Holes drilled into the wall, and the back of the cabinets hide the cords that plug into the flatscreen. You can see the floor hogging entertainment center...MORE this floating TV stand replaced here.

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  • 05 of 06

    How to Transform Vintage Deposit Boxes into a Modern TV Stand

    A DIY TV Stand for modern spaces

    It takes some vision to take something old and transform it into an item with a spanking new purpose. This DIY created by the smart blogger at Adventures in Creating gives new life to a bunch of old army green deposit boxes. Go figure!

    The bank boxes were reassembled and painted white. Afterward, they were mounted on hairpin legs. 

    One box drawer was removed to create a shelf for the cable box and DVD player. The other drawers provide storage for various items including the family's photo...MORE album.

    You won't believe how grimy these bank boxes were before the DIY. You can see them in their former untidy condition here.

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  • 06 of 06

    A DIY TV Stand That Uses Decor to Hide Cable Clutter

    A rustic DIY TV stand

    This rustic DIY TV stand by the folks at Liz Marie Blog is so easy to build, they claim virtually anyone can make it.

    But here's why we picked this DIY. It uses decor to hide eyesores quickly like cables and set-top boxes. It goes to show, sometimes the simplest solutions are among the smartest. 

    You can see more inspiring photos of this doable design here.