01 of 06
How to Make a Modern 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.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
02 of 06
How to Makeover an IKEA Lack TV Unit
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... creates a home for remote controls.
You can check out the before photo here.Continue to 3 of 6 below.
03 of 06
04 of 06
How to Hack a Floating TV Credenza
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... this floating TV stand replaced here.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
05 of 06
How to Transform Vintage Deposit Boxes into a Modern TV Stand
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... album.
You won't believe how grimy these bank boxes were before the DIY. You can see them in their former untidy condition here.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
06 of 06
A DIY TV Stand That Uses Decor to Hide Cable Clutter
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.