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5 DIY TV Stands That Hide Ugly Cable Boxes and Wires

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1. How to Make a Modern TV Console

You like your TV. It sure as heck makes binge watching more enjoyable compared to your personal devices.

On the flip side, all the gadgets that go with it like your cable box and DVD player are super unsightly. And that tangle of cords that connects it all together is also a major eyesore.

So how can you hide the visual clutter that stuff like set-top boxes and wires create?

These five DIY TV stands will beautifully hide the hideous gear that works with your flat-screen.

2. How to Makeover an IKEA Lack TV Unit

If you’re looking for a cheap TV stand, you can pick up an IKEA Lack unit for less than $50. Unfortunately, it’s open design won’t conceal your devices and cords. And when it comes to style, it’s a big yawn.

This IKEA hack from the Dutch décor site, Song Bird Blog fixes both issues. It gives a dull Lack TV stand an inexpensive makeover using pine planks and an electric stapler.

The DIY hatch doors keep video devices and cords out of sight.

The wooden wine crate on the center shelf creates a home for remote controls.

 3. A DIY Faux TV Shelf

How do you hide a cable box and DVD player when you have a wall mounted flat-screen?

You need a fake shelf like this DIY one by Country Design Style.

The one shown here doesn’t support the flat-screens weight. While it looks like a shelf, it’s actually a tiny cabinet that conceals the TV’s devices.

4. How to Hack a Floating TV Credenza

We love storage solutions that keep floors clear like this modern floating TV console. This smart idea was created by the small space dwellers behind Petite Modern Life.

It’s an IKEA hack that transformed three kitchen cabinets into media storage. Pine panels were used to decorate the top and sides of the credenza.

Where are the wires?

Holes drilled into the wall, and the back of the cabinets hide the flat-screen’s cords.

5. How to Transform Vintage Deposit Boxes into a Modern TV Stand

It takes some vision to take something old and transform it into an item with a spanking new purpose. This DIY created by the smart blogger at Adventures in Creating gives new life to a bunch of old army green deposit boxes. Go figure!

The bank boxes were reassembled and painted white. Afterward, they were mounted on hairpin legs.

One box drawer was removed to create a shelf for the cable box and DVD player.

The other drawers provide storage for various items including the family’s photo album.

6. A DIY TV Stand That Uses Decor to Hide Cable Clutter

This rustic DIY TV stand by the folks at Liz Marie Blog is so easy to build, they claim virtually anyone can make it.

But here’s why we picked this DIY. It uses decor to hide eyesores easily like cables and set-top boxes. It goes to show, sometimes the simplest solutions are among the smartest.

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