I’m again to my previous good friend, darkish wooden stained and galvanized pipes. It’s such a price efficient and straightforward solution to construct furnishings. At the moment I’m making a TV stand. Utilizing these provides will permit me to have a country and industrial TV stand. Utilizing a thinner wooden will permit it to have a extra trendy really feel to it.
I began with two giant boards, they’re pine three.5 x 2 ft and about 1 inch thick. I selected this to have it’s as value efficient as potential. When choosing your board remember to decide one that’s sturdy sufficient to not bow with the load of your TV.
I sanded them up a bit, permitting the wooden stain to stick to the floor as straightforward as potential. To stain something make sure to put on gloves and lay one thing down in order that the stain is simply on the wooden floor and never on anything. Dipping a delicate material into the stain, wringing it out within the can. After which wiping the stain on going aspect to aspect with the grain of the wooden.
If there’s dripping shortly wipe the drip into the wooden till it has blended into the floor. After the wooden is completely stained. Take the material and wipe from one aspect to the opposite. Mixing within the stain and ensuring there isn’t a wipe strokes left on the wooden.
For this specific venture I needed to stain each side of the wooden, so ready for it to dry earlier than turning it over was actually necessary. You’ll be able to inform it’s dry by flippantly touching the wooden. If there’s residue from it in your hand or is sticky it isn’t dry.
I needed to have the ability to see the grain on this wooden, permitting the knots and pure wooden strains to point out via. I achieved this by doing lighter stain software and solely doing one coat of it.
Whereas that was drying I took the galvanized pipes I bought and spray painted them black. I bought these pipes from a house enchancment retailer, They’re three/four in diameter. That is giant sufficient for the legs to be considerably of a press release, and durable sufficient to carry the wooden. However, not too massive.
I spray painted them black to ensure that the distinction of wooden and piping to pop.
As soon as the wooden was dry it’s time to drill in holes within the backside piece of wooden. The plan is for the pipes to undergo the holes, connecting the legs, and wooden to the highest wooden (the place the TV will sit). I used a drill press to make the holes. Including the bit to the top of it that was barely bigger than the three/four diameter pipes. This can permit the legs to slip by means of the opening.
Putting the wooden up towards the drill press so far as it will probably go. This provides me one straightforward method to measure the place every gap must be. The wooden is pressed up so far as potential to the press on the longer sides, no measuring wanted. Then deciding how far in on the brief sides I would like the opening to go.
I made a decision on four inches in. Marking the place every gap ought to be. Slowly pushing the drill press into the spot. Making a gap all through to the opposite aspect. A daily drill would have labored as properly, with the right drill bit finish.I did 4 holes on one board that would be the cable and DVD field shelf. There could also be a number of spots to sand and stain once more after the drilling is completed, very easy to right if a few of the stain is rubbed off.
The subsequent step is placing all of it collectively. I merely slid the longer legs into the opening. Then set the highest board over the holes. Tracing the place they hit the highest board. This exhibits me the place to connect the highest base of the pipes. Then connecting the shorter pipes to the round base.
Make sure to get screws sufficiently small for the width of your board. I wanted to get particular screws as a result of the boards are considerably skinny. And nonetheless needed to be cautious to not screw it too far and puncture the opposite aspect of the wooden.
With the highest 4 smaller pipes hooked up. I had a pipe connector that may sit proper on the backside of the decrease board. Securing the board and the pipes collectively. Turning the pipes till they’re related snugly collectively.
As soon as they have been related I added small bottoms to the 4 legs, placing the cap on the bottoms. I used to be achieved. I set my TV and needed gear up and have a fantastic industrial TV stand.
If I had bought this it will have been a couple of hundred greenback no less than. I spent complete $sixty three on this. I like that it’s customizable to me and my wants. I might make it as tall, deep, or cumbersome as I needed. Every individual has a special room and wishes inside that room. With the ability to create precisely what you want is far simpler than making one thing work. Additionally, discovering a solution to get simply what I needed with out spending as a lot is all the time a plus.
Discovering a strategy to have industrial and heat mesh collectively is a superb factor. Typically industrial with furnishings can really feel chilly. The darkish wooden brings out a homey really feel to the piece. And the simplicity of the TV stand permits it to work in a up to date area simply as properly as a country or nation area.