I’ve been asked by lots of you to write a blog post on my new sideboard/TV stand I built for our new house. I’m excited to finally share it with you! I was sharing progress on my instagram during the build, so today is the actual reveal, woo!
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a build tutorial, nor did I design this piece. This is simply some photos I randomly remembered to take during my building of this piece. If you want the step by step actual tutorial, please, please visit the Shanty-2-Chic and Ana White sites I am linking below. They are awesome!
In March of this year, I actually shared a post where I built the exact same one here. The difference in my new one, is that it’s a LOT bigger. I modified the plans to make this beast almost 98″! It’s seriously HUGE. And beautiful. And amazing! You totally need to make one for your living room!
So here is the smaller one I built earlier this year.
I actually sold it on our local Facebook buy/sell/trade site since I had nowhere for it to go at the time. I honestly just loved the piece and really wanted to see if I could build it. And knew there was a chance I’d build one for our new house one day so it was somewhat of a “practice” pice.
And here is my new one!
I used the same plans from Shanty-2-chic and Ana White (linked here and here) and just altered the plans to make it longer, and accommodate 6 doors instead of 4. I also added a much larger handle (affiliate link here) just because I love the look!
Here are a few shots of the build process. (Again, if you want to see more of my pics, check out my original build pics from the first post here.) I didn’t document every step this time, especially the beginning parts. But I did PAINT all of the boards white BEFORE I assembled them this time. I vividly remember hating having to paint the entire piece after it was assembled last time. So I wanted to avoid at all costs.
Below is the Shanty/Ana White tutorial drawing of the original dimensions. You can see from my pictures above that I added a third board in the middle to divide the piece into 3 equal sections so I could have 6 doors instead of 6. The length of my top board is 96″ for reference.
Here I made the door frames to size and then later went back and added quarter inch plywood to the backs.
I bought very inexpensive hinges from Lowe’s. I believe they are 94 cents each or so.
Getting the spacing between the doors is by far the hardest part of building this piece. And mine are NOWHERE near perfect. I focused on making sure the gap at the tops were all as close to perfect as possible since I felt that was the most noticeable. Around the bottom edges and such it is much farther off, but nobody will notice except me, haha.
And here it is in my new home!
Anndddd close your eyes. Here’s the real life, unedited, inside of the cabinet. I wanted to show you for 2 reasons. 1) I wanted to show you where I added shelves for storage and 2) that I ran out of paint and did not paint the backs of the doors, haha! Does anyone really care, though? Ok, didn’t think so.
What do you think? Comment and let me know your thoughts, or if you have any questions on how I altered the plans at all. I love hearing from you all!