The original (project from That's My Letter) was longer, deeper, and had two doors. I needed something smaller and narrower to fit the space and hold a tv. By cutting down the size, I was also able to make this using 1 sheet of 3/4 inch plywood instead of 2. After painting the aluminum hardware and pulley wheels, I learned that I probably could have had them powder coated by a family member. Unless you don't mind some of the paint coming off where the wheels rub, I would suggest trying powder coating or some more durable finish. Since it's a rustic look, I guess it doesn't matter all that much if some paint comes off. I used an off-brand pocket hole jig to construct the stand.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
3/4 plywood, regular store bought pine boads, and some rough sawn pine that I got from family.
Rust-Oleum ultimate stain in wheat, bright white paint distressed a bit, dark brown glaze over it all, and Varathane water-based poly in satin.
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