X Style TV Console Stand for $100

Hey there! As mentioned before, slowly but surely I have been putting together my husband's man cave. It definitely is coming together now, especially with the now built TV Console stand. For the last while he has been sitting on bean bag chairs, not wanting to put his couch in. His current make shift tv stand is way to low to watch from on a couch. Let's just say he was really happy I made this the next "to-do" project. 

I saw a post on Pinterest from a couple who built something similar as a console stand with only one shelf and being over Six Feet long. It definitely did not meet the criteria for what I was going to use it for, but I loved the look of it, so I decided to modify it to what I needed. First I took a look, and a few measurements of what would be going onto this Console Stand. From the tv itself, the Sound bar, PS4, games and movies. From there, the planning started for how I was going to build it.

Make sure you read through the instructions and look over the plans fully before you start your project. Check out the “Before You Start” page for more on tool information, tips & tricks. Always stay safe and wear all safety protection. It is always best to make your cuts as you go and as they say, measure twice and cut once.

If you have any questions just ask away!


Shopping List

12 - 1" x 4" x 8' 

2 - 2" x 4" x 8'

5 - 2" x 8" x 8'

3 - 2" x 6" x 8' 

1 - 1" x 6" x 8'

6 - 1" x 2" x 8'

2 - 11/16" Cove Moulding Pieces x 8'

2" Wood Screws

2 1/2" Wood Screws


Cut List


2 - 2" x 8" x 55"

1 - 1" x 2" x 55"

Base Frame 

4 - 2" x 4" x 47"

4 - 2" x 4" x 12 3/4"

4 - 2" x 4" x 9 3/4"

22 - 1" x 4" x 32"

Interior Supports & Shelves

10 - 1" x 2" x 8"

2 - 1" x 2" x 50"

4 - 1" x 2" x 12"

3 - 2" x 8" x 50"

3 - 2" x 6" x 50"


1 - 1" x 6" x 52 7/8"  - Ripped down to 5" W

2 - 1" x 6" x 13 1/2" - Ripped down to 5" W

2 - 1" x 4" x 14 1/4"

1 - 1" x 4" x 54 1/4"

Decorative Trim Moulding - Cove Mould

2 - 52 3/4" - 45 Degrees not Parallel

4 - Pieces Cut to size Aprx 14 1/4" - 45 Degrees on one end


Tools Needed




Tape Measure


Speed Square




Safety Glasses


Ear Plugs

Wood Glue





Mitre Saw


Jig Saw


Brad Nailer




Paint Brush


Shop Towels



Base of the Cabinet

Using the 2" x 4" boards, we are going to make the 2 main supports for it. Use the 4 pieces at 47" , 4 pieces at 12 3/4", and 4 pieces at 9 3/4. You will use 2 of each size per support.

Using the 2 1/2" Wood Screws attach them together as so.

Next, Grab your 1" x 4" boards and lay them out along the back.  You will have to trim the end one slightly. 

Drill your pilot holes so that you the boards wont crack as you screw them in place. 

Use the 1 1/4" Wood Screws to attach.

Once you have finished the back, you can move on to the sides. 

Again, one board on each will have to be trimmed slightly. 

Pre-drill pilot holes and use the 1 1/4" Wood Screws to attach the boards. 

This is now what we have when we stand it up.

Lay in the First set of Shelf boards. I put the 2" x 6" board towards the back and the 2" x 8" Board at the front. 

From there you will measure up 8" and This is where the shelf support will be put in. 

Grab your 1" x 2" boards that were cut for this and nail them in place. Do not forget to use your Wood Glue for extra Strength.

Lay the next set of shelf boards on to these supports, then repeat the process for the shelf supports & Shelf boards one more time. 


Time to work on all the trim pieces. 

First you will take the 1" x 6" board that you purchased and trim it down to 5" to fit over the  base and bottom row of shelves. See the photo below. 

Next, Grab the 1" x 4" trim pieces and start covering the top frame. You will also add trim over the 5" section you just put in as well

Once you have those two sections done, you will install all Horizontal Pieces. 

This is what you will have once all of those 4" Trim pieces are in place. 

It's now time to make your X.

Fist cut your long pieces with a 10 Degree angle on one end and a 10 Desgree  on the other.  Ends are Parallel

The smaller pieces are trickier with the angle. You will need a Jig saw or Hand Saw to cut these.

These ends are not Parallel to each other. See the photo Below. 

Glue and Nail these X's in place. 

Lastly, before we attach the top, we just need to add the Decorative Cove Mould Trim Pieces to both the bottom & The Top. 

These will be mitered to 45" Angles. 

Attach them with the Brad Nailer. 

This just gives the cabinet that extra little bit. See below. 


The Top

Take the 2 - 2" x 8" x 55" boards and drill in your pocket holes & attach the boards using 2 1/2" Pocket Screws. 

Take the 1" x 2" x 55" Board and screw it  from the back to the back of the top to give you that extra inch that is needed.  Use 2" Wood Screws for this. 

Now its time to attach the top and apply all the finishing touches. 

Use 2.5" Screws to attach the top into the Bracing supports of the frame. Set the screws in deeper so that you can apply Stainable Wood Filler over them. 

Sand Away then Stain and paint as desired. 

For the look I went for I stained the top and all the edges. I did this so that after I painted the base of the cabinet I could sand the edges to give it that rustic dated look.