7 DIY TV Stands That Hide Ugly Cable Boxes and Wires

  • 01 of 08

    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 Apple TV or cable box are super unsightly. And let us not forget that tangle of cords that connect it all.

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

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  • 02 of 08

    Ikea Lack TV Stand Hack

    If you are looking for a cheap TV stand, you can pick up an IKEA Lack unit for around $50 or less. Unfortunately, the unit's open design will not conceal your devices and cords. And when it comes to style, it is a bit of a yawn.

    That is why we love this IKEA hack from the Dutch décor site, Song Bird Blog. The inexpensive project uses planks, paint, and an electric stapler to transforms a 10-year-old Lack TV stand into a living room showpiece. 

    The new hatch doors on the front keep devices and cords out of sight. The wooden wine crate on the center shelf is a home for remote controls.

    Related: 21 Best IKEA IVAR Storage Hacks

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  • 03 of 08

    This Shelf Conceals a Secret Cabinet

    So you hung your new TV on the wall, and now you have no place to put your Roku Premiere. What to do? Steal this ingenious idea by Country Design Style. While the wall-mounted unit looks like a shelf, it is actually a secret cabinet that conceals several set boxes.

    Related: 7 Smart Storage Solutions to Steal from Tiny Homes 

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  • 04 of 08

    How to Make a Floating TV Credenza

    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 is 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 flat-screen. 

    Related: 21 Best IKEA Storage Hacks for Small Bedrooms

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  • 05 of 08

    Transform Vintage Deposit Boxes into a Modern TV Stand

    It takes vision to turn something old into a new item with a spanking fresh purpose. This DIY created by the smart blogger behind the Adventures in Creating reinvents a bunch of old army green, deposit boxes.

    First, the bank boxes were reassembled and then 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 photo album.

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  • 06 of 08

    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 that is not the only reason why we picked this DIY. It uses pretty décor like baskets and knickknacks to hide and draw attention away from eyesores like wires and set-top boxes. It goes to show; sometimes the most straightforward solutions are among the smartest. 

    Related: Declutter Your Home, Improve Your Life: 5 Eye-Opening Clutter Facts

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  • 07 of 08

    Wooden Crate TV Stand

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    Kaitlin Rabitoy via Pinterest

    For less than $100 Pinterest user, Kaitlin Rabitoy created a farmhouse inspired TV stand with hidden storage using wooden crates.

    You can purchase unfinished wood crates at most discount stores. Sturdy options that would be appropriate for this project cost up to $10 each.

    Before assembling her new TV stand, she stained and sealed each wooden crate. Afterward, she carefully arranged them. To make cords and set boxes seemingly disappear she put them in different crates before turning sideways.

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  • 08 of 08

    IKEA Tarva Dresser Hack

    Here is an IKEA Tarva dresser transformation by The Casual Craftlete that packs plenty of concealed storage for media accessories. 

    To get the project rolling the top two drawers were removed. Then the blogger painted the piece of pine furniture white. It took several coats to get maximum coverage because the dresser was unfinished wood.

    Next, the remaining four drawers got new gold knobs, which gave the project a sleek, midcentury-inspired look.

    The final step was adding an MDF shelf on top. Before installing it got a few coats of white paint.