You can spend a lot of money buying the perfect entertainment stand, but there’s a really big advantage to building your own. You might think that it’s money but—while you can save a lot of money—what we’re really talking about is the fact that you can tailor your television stand to match your interior decoration scheme.
We found a wide range of television stand plans, from rustic to modern. Some come with cabinet storage underneath; others have bench-style stands. No matter what you’re looking for, we think you’ll find something here that you’ll like.
This elegant farmhouse media cabinet from Build Something gives you a sturdy centerpiece to put your television on, with plenty of storage underneath for consoles and accessories. If a white frame doesn’t suit your taste, feel free to customize the color.
Another entertainment center with lots of below storage, this console table from Ana White relies on sliding doors instead of ones that open out. There’s plenty of space underneath for you to keep unsightly wires from cluttering up your living room.
This barn-door media console from Shanty-2-Chic is perfect for smaller televisions in guestrooms, children’s bedrooms, or even the kitchen. It’s got space for consoles and a storage area for accessories that you want to get out of the way when not in use. The plans include detailed instructions, plus pictures regarding where to apply your power tools.
This super fun, fast, and easy easel stand for flat-screen TVs from Remodelista combines mobility and simplicity to let your screen be the focus instead of its surroundings. One thing we think you’ll really like are the wheels on the bottom. This mobility is truly helpful if your entertainment room gets a lot of glare.
This tall stand built for a corner from Ana White is perfect for people who want to give their televisions a little altitude in their entertainment room. It’s got plenty of space below for consoles, and it has cabinet storage for accessories—or that odd collection of DVDs you’ve still got hanging around.
This one might be more fun to assemble than to use. Not only are there lots of drawers to build, but the materials are upcycled, which means that it’s all hands-on work. The plans from My Love 2 Create include a detailed list of the necessary hardware.
This blocky bench-style reclaimed wood television stand from What Rose Knows doesn’t have a lot of storage to keep wires and other electronic clutter out of the way. But it does have a simple and well-colored plan that makes the television the center of everyone’s focus. You can use the shelf underneath for consoles and accessories, keepsakes, photos, and/or even potted plants.
If you’ve got a corner to put your television in, these plans from Mimi Berry Creations will help you get the right dimensions for your lumber so you can fit your television into whatever corner you need to put it into. This design calls for nice, thick wood in case you have an old-style television that has a lot of bulk to it.
If you have some old window frames lying around your house or in the barn, these plans for a DIY television stand from Two Feet First might be a fun weekend project. On top of that, these will look great inside—a kind of throwback look for a modern entertainment set. There is space for your consoles and for accessories.
Cable drums are an underappreciated resource. Plentiful and cheap, you can make a variety of projects from them. If you’re looking for a TV stand, you can make a good one using a cable drum at 1001 Pallets. It also incorporates pallet wood, which makes this an ultimate DIY project.
This simple apothecary-style TV stand comes with plenty of storage space underneath for consoles and other accessories. The plans at Ashley Grenon are actually borrowed from Ana White, but the place we pulled them from has a couple of nice little twists and easier-to-follow explanations.
This is a simple design for a TV stand from Preparing for Peanut that lets your screen stand out. Because the materials are all upcycled, they are also dirt cheap. The genius thing about this is that it relies on the common pallet to give it a whiff of intentional design.
This corner TV stand from Rogue Engineer lets you fill a corner while also giving your stand a little bit of depth. Additionally, you’ll find some storage space on the shelves underneath your TV.
One thing about this console from Ana White is that its uses aren’t limited to just a TV stand. You can also use it as a regular furniture piece that blends in with your living room, bedroom, or dining room set. Fortunately, it’s not as complicated to build as it looks.
There is nothing complicated about this TV stand from Homemade from Carmona. It’s just a basic, simple stand with only an “X” to make it stand out. The one thing it has going for it is its simplicity. It’s not going to overshadow anything you put with it. This piece will give your TV a little altitude with a shelf for a bit of storage.
There are more inventive pallet wood creations than this TV stand from Cahill’s Creation, but sometimes you just need something basic and simple. This one doesn’t require a lot of special skills or materials to make, but with a little stain and a little work you can get something that looks like it took a lot more time.
If you’re on the hunt for a basic TV stand that looks like you might have put some money toward buying it, this DIY TV stand from The Family Handyman is a good one. Though it requires a little shaping and building of some drawers, it winds up looking a little more refined than your typical DIY job.
This DIY TV stand from Dowelmax doesn’t have a DIY look to it. It looks like something you may have bought from a furniture store. You might ask why you’re building something that looks like a ready-to-go purchase. The answer is in the savings. As in, lots of dough.
Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!