My son just got a TV for the playroom last year for Christmas. He is 7 yrs old. He loves using netflix and playing his Wii U games. I had everything sitting on plastic totes.
I wanted something better and never could find the right stand to go in there. I needed something to last, but looked nice being in the room.
I cut out some mouse holes (What they look like to me) for the cables to go through. I decided not to paint the back panels becuase I liked the two tone look it gave.
You can't see them that well in the picture, but I drilled holes in the back panel. They are right under each shelf. I did that to help vent some the of the hot air that either gaming system puts out when running for a such a longer period of time. You dont even see them when your looking at the front of it.
I had to switch to the 1-1/4 pocket hole screws when attaching the legs to the side panels. The 2" screws were splitting my 2x2 legs.
3/4 & 1/4 Oak Plywood
3 2x2 8'
3 1x2 8' Spruce-Pine-Fir Furring Strip
Cabot 1-Quart Smoke Paprika Oil Modified Wood Stain (Satin)