I'm building a TV Stand for my living room to replace the rickety IKEA particle board one we bought. Our TV is a 50" rear projection that weighs about 80-90lbs.
Here you can see our current setup. Sorry for the bad quality. The TV overhangs about 3" on each side and is about 3" too deep. So I'm making it a custom size.
Here is a rough design that I made on sketchup.
The rough dimensions are:
Width of top: 42"
Depth of top: 18 1/2"
Overall height: 22"
Thickeness of top and shelf: 3/4"
There will be a 1/2" overhang l around the top.
I am using pine for the top and shelf. It is all reclaimed wood with the exception of the aprons and edging for the top.
This brings up one question that I have. What would be the best way to attach the edging for the top? I am going to be using 3/8" mahogany for the edging. Would glue be enough to hold it? I really don't want nails or brads in it and the top is not thick enough for dowels. Plus the edging only being 3/8" thick, I can't put any dados in it.
Right now, I'm really motivated to finish the building of it because I can see the end and I think I finally have a design that I like. I started this back in April and haven't made much progress since then. I already have the top, shelf and legs cut to size, but my next step is to attach the edging and attach the legs to the shelf.
I was thinking of using pocket screws to attach the shelf to the legs on the underside of the shelf but am rethinking that because there not being enough material there. The shelf will be notched around the legs and will sit back 1/8"-1/4" from the outside of the legs.
Also, the legs will be tapered.
I'm also not sure if I'm going to have a shelf divider in there or not.