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Barn Door TV Console


Jesslm02
Jesslm02
Jesslm02
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We sold our very large 3 piece entertainment center to open up more usable space in our living room. We decided to mount the TV onto the wall, and go with a TV console underneath to hold all of the necessary electronics and provide extra storage. We looked at several options and found what we liked, but after seeing the prices I thought - "Hey, I can build that for way less!" - and I did.

Here is my version of the sliding barn door TV console. I also pieced together the sliding door hardware using steel flat stock, aluminum flat stock, and bearing rollers. All of the doors are built using cope & stick. The two barn doors have 1/4 ply for the middle panel, while the two outer doors have expanded metal for the center panel. The primary shell is constructed using 3/4" birch plywood with pine face frame and trims. The top is 2x6 whitewood boards that I planed down to 1 1/4" thick, then glued together using tongue and groove joinery, sanded, stained with dark walnut, and clear coated with varathane water-based clear. The base of the console was stained, painted with white chalk paint, sanded/distressed, and then clear coated with water-based clear.

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  • Really great build! We like that this one has doors and also the sliding barn doors! It looks great!
    By RYOBI NATION, on July 10, 2018
    • Thanks RN! It was definitely a challenging project to take on but I'm super proud of the way it came together, and the wife loves it also - happy wife, happy life! Haha. 
      By Jesslm02, on July 10, 2018
    • We think that's a great motto! Awesome work!
      By RYOBI NATION, on July 17, 2018

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Barn Door TV Console

by Jesslm02
Jul 05, 2018

We sold our very large 3 piece entertainment center to open up more usable space in our living room. We decided to mount the TV onto the wall, and go with a TV console underneath to hold all of the necessary electronics and provide extra storage. We looked at several options and found what we liked, but after seeing the prices I thought - "Hey, I can build that for way less!" - and I did. Here is my version of the sliding barn door TV console. I also pieced together the sliding door hardware using steel flat stock, aluminum flat stock, and bearing rollers. All of the doors are built using cope & stick. The two barn doors have 1/4 ply for the middle panel, while the two outer doors have expanded metal for the center panel. The primary shell is constructed using 3/4" birch plywood with pine face frame and trims. The top is 2x6 whitewood boards that I planed down to 1 1/4" thick, then glued together using tongue and groove joinery, sanded, stained with dark walnut, and clear coated with varathane water-based clear. The base of the console was stained, painted with white chalk paint, sanded/distressed, and then clear coated with water-based clear.