We splurged today and replaced our 20 year old, 28″ CRT TV with a modern HD setup. But of course the new behemoth won’t fit on the existing stand, and to keep things interesting no place in town had an base that was big enough for it. Honestly, I’m glad. The ones they wanted to order for me were UG-LY, and cost almost as much as the TV did.
So I poped over to Home Despot and picked up a box of screws and two sheets of 3/4″ plywood and decided to make a simple stand. It took me about two and a half hours to reduce the two sheets of plywood to the cabinet you see here. It’s not fine furniture. It isn’t even medium furniture, it’s just this side of coarse. But it’s cheap and functional and will serve until I can design and build something nice.
I didn’t sand this or put any finish on it, the whole family was eager to watch a couple of episodes of Dr. Who. In fact I forgot to drill the holed in the back to pass the cables through, so the X-ox and Satellite Receiver are still sitting on top. I’ll drill the holes and get it set up properly. The top is rock solid, the middle shelf could use a brace (or a face frame), but it’s not critical. This is stopgap at best (which probably means I’ll be using this for the next 5 years).