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DIY TV Console

Learn how to build this DIY TV Console with free plans and how-to tutorial by Shanty2Chic! This console would make a great piece for any room in your house and it’s pretty easy to build!

There’s one room in my home that I have been completely uninspired to decorate/build furniture for and that is my game room. The kids watch TV and play video games in there and nothing has ever come to mind to build for it until this project! They have needed a cute TV Console to store their video games and other things. I had some scrap barn wood left over from a planked wall that we did for our sisters house and that gave me an idea!

I designed and built them this DIY TV Console and I love the contrast of the gray paint with the white distressed barn wood! As always, we have the free printable plans and the how-to to build it! So, let’s get to building it!

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Supplies

Tools

DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity

The first step is to rip the round edges off of the 2×4 boards, to make them 3″ wide. This is not a necessary step but if you choose not to rip your boards, make sure to adjust the measurements. You can watch our how-to video on this process HERE!

DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity

We cut the plywood and legs to create the side panels and used our Kreg Jig to drill 3/4″ pocket holes into each side of the plywood. You can find our favorite model of Kreg Jig HERE!

DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity

Then, we attached a leg to each side with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. The top of the legs should be flush with the top of the plywood and there should be a 3/4″ gap on the front of the panels and a 1 1/2″ gap on the back. Build two assemblies. Tip: put a scrap 1x board under each panel to give the 3/4″ gap needed on the front.

DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity

Next, we measured and cut the top and bottom, side panel trim to size. We flipped the side panels right-side-up and attached the trim pieces to the front of the side panels with our Ryobi 18-Volt, 18 gauge brad nailer with  1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. You can find our favorite Brad Nailer HERE!

DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity

With both side panels assembled, we moved on to connecting them. We cut the front and back aprons to size and drilled 3/4″ pocket holes on the back aprons and 1 1/2″ pocket holes on the front aprons. Then, we attached the aprons to the legs with 3/4″ and 1 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Refer to the plans for the proper placement of the aprons on the legs.

DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity

We cut the bottom support pieces to size and drilled 1 1/2″ pocket holes into the ends that attach to the front apron. Then, we drilled 3/4″ pocket holes on the other ends. We attached the supports to the aprons with 1 1/4″ and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity

Next, we cut the plywood for the bottom of the vanity, applied wood glue to the top of the bottom support pieces and laid the plywood on top of the supports. We used our Ryobi 18 Gauge Brad Nailer with 1 1/4″ brad nails to attach the plywood to the supports.

DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity

We cut the middle support pieces to size and drilled 3/4″ pocket holes into both ends. We centered them on the aprons and attached them to the aprons with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Refer to the plans for the exact placement of the middle support pieces.

Note: If you choose to have a back on your vanity, this is the time to attach it. Cut the 1/4″ plywood to size and attach it to the back aprons and back divider with 3/4″ staples and wood glue. We chose not to add the back because of the way the pipes were designed in our bathroom. If you have a back, you can use a jig saw to cut the back for the pipes.

Now for the doors!

Cut the barn wood planks to size and line them up side-by-side on a flat surface.

Next, cut the door trim pieces to size and attach them to the front of the barn wood planks with 3/4″ pin nails and wood glue.

That was it! An easy-to-build, functional and super cute console for my kids to store all of their game room junk!

And, now it’s inspired me to finish the rest of the room!

DIY TV Console

Learn how to build this DIY TV Console with free plans and how-to instruction by Shanty2Chic! Click here for the free detailed plans, including a supply list!

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Kreg Jig
  • Drill
  • Nailer
  • Table Saw (optional)
  • Stapler (optional)
  • Kreg Rip Cut (optional)1

Supply List

  • 1 1x2x6 Whitewood or Common Boards
  • 2 1x2x8 Whitewood or Common Boards
  • 1 1x3x8 Whitewood or Common Boards
  • 1 1x4x8 Whitewood or Common Boards
  • 4 1x6x6
  • 4 2x4x8 Framing Lumber
  • 1 3/4"x48"x96" Hardwood Plywood Birch
  • 1 1/4"x48"x48" Hardwood Plywood Birch
  • 1 1/4" Brad Nails
  • 3/8" Staples
  • 3/4" Pin Nails
  • Barn Wood Linked at the top of this post!
  • 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • 4 3" Hinges
  • 2 Pulls

Instructions

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  • Cut List Page 2
  • Cut the plywood and legs to create the side panels. Drill 3/4" pocket holes into each side of the plywood. Attach a leg to each side with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. The top of the legs shoudl be flush with the top of the plywood and there should be a 3/4" gap on the front of the panels and a 1 1/2" gap o nthe back. Build two of these assemblies.
  • Measure and cut the top and bottom, side panel trim to size. Flip the side panels right-side-up and attach the trim pieces to the front of the side panels with 1 1/4" brad nails and wood glue.
  • Cut the back aprons to size and drill 3/4" pocket holes into both ends. Attach them to the back legs with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue, flush with the inside of the legs. The bottom apron should be 2" from the bottom of the legs and the top apron should be flush with the top of the legs.
  • Cut the front aprons to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes into each end. Attach the aprons to the front legs with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue. The top apron should be flush with the top of the legs and the bottom apron should be attached 2 1/2" from the bottom of the legs.
  • Cut the bottom support pieces to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes into the ends that will attach to the front apron. Drill 3/4" pocket holes on the other ends. Attach the supports with 1 1/4" and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the plywood for the bottom of the cabinet. Apply wood glue to the top of the bottom support pieces, lay the plywood on top of the supports and attach it to the supports with 1 1/4" brad nails.
  • Cut the back supprot piece to size and drill 3/4" pocket holes into both ends. Center it on the back aprons and attach it to the back aprons with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the front divider to size and drill 3/4" pocket holes into each end. Center it on the front aprons and attach it to the front aprons with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood ge. luThe back of the divider should be flush with the back of the aprons and set back 3/4" from the front.
  • Cut the 1/4" plwyood to size and attach it to the back of the cabinet with 3/4" staples and wood glue.
  • Measure and cut the door plank pieces to size and line them up side-by-side on a flat surface.
  • Cut the door trim pieces to size and attach them to the front of the door planks with 3/4" pin nails and wood glue.
  • Cut the top planks to size and drill 3/4" pocket holes along one edge of three of the planks. Attach them together with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
  • Attach the planked top to the cabinet with 1 1/4" brad nails and wood glue. Attach the doors with hinges and add a finish! Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too! Happy Building!

1 Comment

  1. Cari on May 24, 2020 at 5:58 am

    What color is the grey paint please?

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