Materials: Hemnes TV Stand, extra wood, melamine edging tape, wood button plugs
Description: My brother-in-law, Kerry, wanted to put his electronic equipment in the spaces below his TV, so he opted not to use the drawers that came with the Hemnes TV stand.
My husband and I helped him tackle the project by cutting two shelves out of birch plywood to set in the bottom of the TV stand. We painted each shelf with some leftover Moonlight White (Ben. Moore) paint we had on hand.
Next, we ironed on some white melamine edging tape to the front sides of each shelf to make sure they matched the rest of the unit. Lastly, we painted and plugged all 4 counter-sunk screws (that normally would have been covered up by the drawers) with 1/2″ hardwood button plugs.
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