DIY TV Stand & Media Console Ideas

Not all of us are cool with mounting a giant flat screen TV up on the wall. We might prefer, oh, I dunno, art? Or maybe we don’t want to deal with the cords and cables hanging down. Or maybe, we just prefer a good old fashioned media console! These DIY TV stands you can make in a weekend, and are perfect for holding our beloved boob tube, and maybe a game console or sound bar as well. And making a TV stand using these tutorials will save you a ton of bucks. If, however,  you were looking for some good recommendations for where to buy a TV stand, be sure to jump down to the bottom of the post for some great ideas.



DIY TV Stands & Media Console Ideas

Modern DIY TV Stands

This easy DIY tv stand from ‘Grillo Designs‘ is made from inexpensive plywood, but you would never know it! We love the Mid Century Modern detail with the feet, and the striping makes this a really unique and modern TV stand. Easy to follow tutorial with lots of step by step photos and  supply recommendations.


From ‘731 Woodworks‘, these DIY tv stand plans are made just for a beginner, and use simple 2×6 lumber and MCM hairpin legs. Step by step video tutorial takes you through this whole project.

DIY TV Stand & Media Console Ideas


This industrial modern TV stand is made with 2×10 lumber and black pipe and fittings. This media console is on casters, so you can move it as necessary. Another tutorial suitable for beginners, from ‘Refresh, Restyle‘.

DIY TV Stand & Media Console Ideas


Find out how to build this minimal tripod TV stand with these instructions from ‘Instructables‘. This stand even has a spot for the sound bar!


Rustic TV Stands

If you want a more rustic DIY tv stand, then try this step by step tutorial from ‘Homemade by Carmona‘. These simple to follow plans make this X-Leg media console an easy build, and it is perfect farmhouse style.


This rustic TV stand from ‘White Cottage Farm‘ is done with a great barnwood look. Notice they aren’t using their TV stand for the actual TV at the moment… Which just goes to show how versatile these console tables can be. Step by step instructions and photos. Do you have any idea how much a piece like this would cost at Restoration Hardware? Thousands.


If you are looking for a small stand with storage, then check out the plans for this rustic DIY tv stand from ‘Angela Marie Made‘. She even has a recipe for her weathered wood finish!

DIY TV Stand & Media Console Ideas


Build this sliding barn door TV stand with these plans from ‘Ana White‘. Lots of her readers have shared their versions of this project on her site, go check them out!


Jump right on over to ‘Build Something‘ and learn how to build this large farmhouse style TV cabinet from ‘Shades of Blue’. This is another piece that could cost thousands to buy!


Here is a rustic industrial DIY tv stand made from reclaimed wood and pipe from ‘What Rose Knows‘. Be sure to check out her tips for hiding cords, and then scroll down her page to see the complete media console tutorial.


Ikea TV Stands

This Ikea TV stand is a bit of a Mid Century Modern hack that makes this piece into something really special. ‘A Beautiful Mess‘ took a simple Besta media console and created this gorgeous stand! Follow along with their tutorial to find out how they made the transformation.


Place of My Taste‘ also used a Besta unit (on clearance!) to make this Ikea TV stand hack! She added new doors for a custom look, and then created a cool base and legs from stained wood.


Sarah M. Dorsey Designs created this cool Ikea TV stand hack using an Ikea shelving unit and some legs from a thrifted chair! She added thin birch plywood to the interior, which makes it look very high end. Find the complete tutorial at ‘Infarrantly Creative‘.


Where to Buy TV Stands

If you are looking to buy a TV stand or media console, we suggest you check out all the great options at ‘Wayfair‘.

We love the look of The Makayla TV stand with it’s Mid Century Modern lines. This one has hundreds of five star reviews!

Wafair TV Stand


If you want a more rustic look, then The Orchard Hill TV stand may be what you looking for. Tons of storage, and fits a TV up to 70″! Again, more than 400 five star reviews!


We are in love with The Cypert TV stand with it’s Scandinavian style and clean lines. This would be perfect in a Modern Boho styled room! Ok, this would be perfect in most any room! Do I have to keep commenting on all the five star reviews? This one too!


Another great place to find stylish TV stands is at ‘West Elm‘. We kind have a bit of a love affair going on with West Elm… We don’t really have to explain why, do we? 😉

This Mid Century Media Console is made from Eucalyptus and Acacia wood and is Green certified. Oh, and it’s gorgeous!


Lastly, check out Crate & Barrel for TV Stands you will love.

If you need a large TV stand that is sophisticated, then The Oxford black wood media console would be a great choice.

So hopefully you found a DIY TV stand or a media console that you just love! (We did!) We think you will also want to check out our posts on Hide Your TV, and DIY Floating Shelves.

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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