Questions On TV's and Instructions For Making A TV Stand

United States
April 19, 2007 10:28pm CST
Did you know that they no longer make cabinet style TV’s. I am referring to the kind that is made into the cabinet and is on wheels. They were once popular. That is the kind of TV we have and we like it really well but it is on the blink. It goes black and white and you have to turn it off for a few minutes to get the color back. It also just goes off and you have to turn it back on. It has been a great TV and I hate to think of replacing it. However, we know that it is going to have to be replaced and soon. We have been looking at TV’s and trying to decide what one to purchase when we do have to purchase one. I hate it that I will have to also purchase a stand to put the new TV on. I was pleasantly surprised when I got my new Lowes newsletter and they had the instructions for making a really nice TV stand. It is exactly what I want when we have to buy the new TV. I thought that some of you may also be interested in these directions. They can be found here:http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/Woodworkers/0407/tvstand.asp It is really nice and would be a great piece of furniture for any home. What kind of TV do you have? What is a good brand? Is one kind better than another? I am the kind of person that likes to be armed with knowledge when I purchase anything new. I am just confused with all the new kinds of TV’s.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
This is a great stand and one that my hubby could make in his free time. The one we currently have is made of cheap materials and will eventually collapse if it gets a ding in it and get wet. If you are lucky enough you can find materials at the local lumbar yard that are somewhat flawed and can get it for a lower price. Don't be afraid to dicker on an item. Hubby has been fortunate when shopping for materials for a project. He finds a board that has a ding in it and they give him 25-50% off the cost. Of course you can always work around the flaw or hide it with paint when you finish it!
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• United States
21 Apr 07
Sarina, That is great. My husband gets some great boards at work for free. They package the large equipment parts and such with really nice boards. He brings them home and removes the nails. They are great for woodworking projects. Thanks for your comment
• Canada
21 Apr 07
Thank-you so much I need a new stand . Good luck finding the TV you like . Have you gone to Walmart they have some nice TV`s and they are affordable , just before Christmas I bought a 27" and it was only 280$ not bad for a 27" . Thank-you for the instructions .
• United States
21 Apr 07
You are very welcome. I am glad that I could help you. It is a beautiful stand isnt it? We dont have much luck with things that we buy at walmart. We end up returning them only to get a replacement that dont work either. So we have just about quit shopping at walmart.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Thanks for the instructions I have a t.v. stand but it is a cheap one that was gave to me and I would like a sturdy one. I love the cabinet televisions you are talking about we had one and it was over 25 years old and worked fine till my sister started playing a playstation on it then one day while she was playing the picture tub all shrunk to the middle of the screen couldn't see anyhting but you could hear it. It was a magnavox. And thatr is the only type of t.v. my hubby will buy so we now have a 19 inch magnavox. Smaller but we got used to it. Took us awhile to figure out all the things that was on it the settings and things. So thanks for the directions I appreciate it..Magnavox is a really good brand and we paid $119.00 for it including taxes. It was on sale. I am sure they are cheaper brands but my husband has this thing buy cheap get cheap made and you'll just be spending money a few years later buying another t.v. so I would check out the different brands and choose wisely.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
You are very welcome for the instructions. I hope you can get it made. It is really pretty isnt it? I think we probably will just end up choosing on the spur of the moment what brand to purchase. There are just so many choices out there these days. I have to say that I agree with your husband. We try to buy smart more than cheap.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
20 Apr 07
I have the 32 inch black model that was so popular about 6 years ago only I think we will need a new one soon, we have a series of white lines going across the top.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
wow it did not last very long. I am guessing we have had this TV for about 25 - 27 years and it has been a good one.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Good luck on finding a tv. I just have a 19 in. tv that I bought at Walmarts. Our tv got fried when our wires got hit by lightning. That tv stand/cabinet does look nice. Here is a good idea you might be interested. I have seen people do this before and it looks nice. Measure the opening in your old tv cabinet, try to find a tv that would fit in the opening. You and your hubby sound like handy people, you could easily take the old tv out of the cabinet and put another one in its place. You would probably have to have a shelf inside for the tv to set on. I bet with your imagination, it wouldn't be too difficult to do. I have also seen people put aquariums inside old tv cabinets, that looks nice too. The old style cabinet tv's were a nice piece of furniture.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
We thought about doing that. It is just so hard to find a good TV now. They are all so expensive.