Save Money by Building Your Own Custom Entertainment Center

The entertainment center is a focal point in most homes, as it houses all of our favorite electronic devices, like the TV, Blu-ray player, home theater system, and video game consoles. Finding the perfect entertainment center for your devices is sometimes challenging. Many prefab entertainment centers offer basic designs or lack the features and storage you require. Rather than invest money into a prefab design, why not consider building your own entertainment center?

Building an entertainment center requires plywood, wood glue, wood screws, and stain or paint in your favorite color. The costs for these materials are a fraction of the cost of a prefab entertainment center. In addition, you are free to choose from a variety of different woods if you want something besides plywood—such as bamboo.

You will also need a circular saw, tape measure, drill, various drill bits, screwdrivers, and paint brushes to apply the stain or paint. Before you visit your local home improvement center, you need to create a rough drawing of how you want your finished entertainment center to appear. Consider the following questions:

  • How large will the overall entertainment center be?
  • How many shelves do you need?
  • Do you want to add storage drawers for TV remotes, game controllers, and other items?
  • What size do individual spaces on the shelves need to be?
  • Do you want an open back or an enclosed back?
  • Do you only need to store devices, or also have space for your TV?

Answering these questions will assist you in making out your shopping list of what you need to purchase. If you need design ideas, there are several great sources of inspiration online from DIY sites. If you want to mount your TV to the wall and free up space on your custom built entertainment center, call Replacement Remotes at 1-855-5-REMOTE (1-855-573-6683) for wall mounts, as well as universal and individual replacement remote controls.

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