How to Make a Corner TV Stand Part 2 How to Make a Corner TV Stand Part 2

What You'll Need
Sandpaper or belt sander
Paint, varnish or stain
Clear coat
Drill with 1/4 -inch bore bit
1/4 -inch dowel
Small wood saw
Steel square
Builder's level

Once you have your corner TV stand constructed, you can now add the shelves and finish it off with paint or varnish. The end result is in your hands, you can keep the natural look of the wood in the following methods using stains, or even paint it in a strong color that will accent your living space. Follow the simple steps below to complete this project.

Step 1 - Drill Peg Holes for the Shelf Pins

On the inside left and right of your corner TV stand,  figure the height that will be the most useful for your shelves. You can do this to each side before or after the shelf has been constructed depending on how much room you have made to move around inside.

Use your measuring and level tools to mark out pegs for each shelf at the same height on both sides. Once they are marked, drill the pilot holes only partway into the walls of your cabinet. At each height, bore 2 holes on each side which will hold the pegs that will keep your shelves at the height you want them.

Step 2 - Cut your Dowel Supports

Once the shelf peg holes are cut, you will need pegs to go in them to hold your shelves in your TV stand. One dowel of standard length will be enough to make the pegs you need for your shelving. Measure the dowel to 1-inch chunks, and then cut them off the main piece as you go. These will fit into the holes you made and hold up your shelving. As soon as you have enough—4 for every one shelf—you can insert them and install the shelves.

Step 3 - Sanding for Paint or Varnish

Use a fine grit sandpaper to sand the surface of your stand to remove any bumps or hard edges that might hurt when passing by. Once you have it sanded to a good texture, wipe the surface clean with a damp rag, and let it sit to dry.

After the cleanup has dried, you can apply your sealant. Allow the wood to absorb the treatment before applying paint or stain. When you stain the wood, be sure to move along with the grain and not across it to keep it looking cleaner and more natural.

Step 4 - Once Painted, Add a Clear Coat

Once you have your corner TV stand varnished or painted, you can then add another protective surface on the top of this to decrease the odds of the paint scratching or being gouged. Apply your clear coat in the same way as the stain or paint by going with the grain to limit the streaking. Some people like to add this coat and let it dry, then sand it again and add yet another clear coat to make the surface even stronger.

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