It is time for you to start browsing for ideas. It is even better if that TV stand also caters to your other needs: a place to keep your stereo set, books, and something nice to look at.
1. Cinderblock DIY Media Console
Just get some cinderblocks from hardware stores. The secondhand ones, as long as they are still in a good condition, are also okay. Stack the cinderblocks and put the right size of a wooden board on top of them. Make sure that the plank is strong enough to hold your flat-screen TV. It will be a great compliment that costs very little.
2. DIY Pallet Media Console
If the wooden pallets are already dark enough, like walnut-stain dark, then you do not need to paint them again to create an authentic, timeless look.
3. DIY Rustic Wood Pallet TV Stand
Decide on the design, collect the best quality woods, and start cutting. Put the cut-out pieces together with nails and screws according to the design. Stain them with dark color and leave them dry. After that, put your flat-screen TV on top and three rattan baskets in the shelf below.