Antiqued TV frame

Submitted by kbdesigns on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 15:03

Me: Hey can we get a new TV?

Wife: No, there is nothing wrong with ours.

Me: Darn, ok. Hey what if I build this cool frame around it?

Wife: <3 <3 <3 OK! <3 <3 <3

Me: Win.


So this is a project from quite a while back, one of my first builds that got me hooked on woodworking actually. I made a few modifications (obviously) since our TV was super thin it just wasn't going to work the way I wanted. I decided to go with more of a tapered look instead. It was my first experience with the "antiquing" technique, after lots of trial and error I ended up getting the look we were going for. It was overall a fun and fairly easy build, with a few learning moments along the way. The only time any of these projects seem "complicated," is when you over think everything, like I do :)

Estimated Cost
$75 (I used the fancier 1x4s from Home Depot)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
White paint, antiqued with dark walnut stain.
Recommended Skill Level



Sat, 03/26/2016 - 08:42

This looks beautiful! Was wondering where you purchased the barn door hardware? Been looking everywhere to find some that won't break the bank.