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Easy Diy Farmhouse Tv Stand Tutorial

This Rustic diy farmhouse tv stand is so easy to make. With a couple of crates, a few boards, and regular tools you can create a super fun table for your TV. You can paint it in any combination and technique you love and make a unique piece of furniture that will make your room gorgeous!
Course DIY & Craft
Cuisine furniture, woodworking
Keyword diy farmhouse TV Stand, diy Tv stand, tv console table
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Drying time 4 hours
Total Time 9 hours
Servings 1 TV Stand
Author Camila Rojas
Cost 65


  • Drill bit (3mm)
  • Screw driver
  • Bubble level.


  • 2 long pine wood boards
  • 2 large crates
  • 1 Small pinewood board Size follows: length of long pine boards – both crates width – 3-5 mm = small board.
  • 4 wheels I used 2 with break and 2 without.
  • Wood Screws it will depend on the wood you use but I used 3.5 x 30 EU or 6 x 1 14/ USA



  • Ok let’s start with the sizes. what we did was basic math. We sum the width of both crates then substrates it from the total length of the long boards. we had to fix the margins of error since crates are not perfect and it was not fitting perfectly between both long boards.
  • We sanded about 5 mm from the small board (shelf). You might want to subtract about 3-5 mm from the small board length so you don’t have to sand it so much.


  • As an overview of the painting, I decided to go with aged grey (limewashed look) for the top board and aged white (Distressed look) for the rest. You can find detailed tutorials on those techniques in the links provided.
  • So I prep my wood, Sanding, and clean.
  • Then stained the top board with gray paint diluted with water.
  • The rest of the wood pieces were stained with walnut wood stain.
  • Let them dry well.


  • Once dry I started with the top board. I dry brushed cotton white paint all over the board, top and bottom.
  • For top board board, I made sure the dry brush was literal. because I wanted to create an effect in which it would get painted only the creases of the wood. If you get the brush too wet you will just create strong brush strokes. If that’s what you actually want then you are good wetting your brushes.
  • I dry brushed in both directions. Same as wood lines and across too. Again it’s really important that your brush is really dry. I know it sounds crazy. Just dip the tips of your brush into the paint and then brush it off on a piece of paper. You will see it actually paints. LOL.
  • I let it dry between hands. I applied a couple of hands.
  • Finally, I applied some dry brush with the gray paint to darken the grey a bit but making sure I don’t remove the white. It’s like some touches.
  • For the white boards, I still used the dry brush technique but this time a little more paint on the brush and less brushing off.
  • My intention was to actually turn it into white BUT with that aged effect letting the original string show up.
  • This took me about 3 hands and over a couple of hours drying between hands.
  • Let all the pieces dry well. Best overnight.
  • I used a high grit sand block to sand off paint excess on some points like edges and where I thought the paint covered too much. I really wanted a rustic aged look.
  • Time to seal and protect. It didn’t work for me to use a liquid sealer, the brush would drag the dry brushed paint. NO FUN!!!! Instead, I used a heavy-duty spray sealer. Applied 2 coats on each piece and let it dry for about 30 min between coats and overnight after the last coat so the smell would disappear.


  • Decide the height you want the middle shelf to be and measure on the sides of your crates. Mark with a pencil.
  • Also, make sure both crates are facing the same side. You should measure the right side on one and the left side on the other.
  • Using a 3mm wood drill bit, make the holes where you marked.
  • Screw your shelf board in place. I didn’t have help so you can see I piled up boxes and movie cases to hold the board LOL.
  • You could alternatively make pocket holes with a Kreg jig on the bottom side of the shelf board if you don’t want the screws to be visible inside the crates.
  • I didn’t use wood glue anywhere because my intention is to be able to disassemble it if I have to move out of this apartment.
  • Once you have one side in place I recommend using a bubble level to make sure your shelf will be well leveled to screw the other side.
  • Lay your base board on the floor right side facing up and place the crates on top aligning front edges together.
  • Screw the four corners of each crate to the base board.
  • Then lay your top board on top of crates with the pretty side facing up.
  • I left 150 mm extra from the edge on the front.
  • Again screw the four corners of each crate.


  • Now, turn your table upside-down, and let’s install the wheels. I put the 2 with great on the left side.
  • Mark the place where you want the wheels making sure you leave the same space between edges and the wheel frame on all 4 sides.
  • Screw the wheels in place.
  • Put your Farmhouse TV Stand back up and you are done!!!!!