Modify Sauder TV Stand
Sauder 'Carson Forge TV stand #412921:
Factory picture of cabinet. We aren't using for TV but to fill corner space in living room. Factory picture displays color better than our camera. It's a nice cabinet however both the top and bottom of cabinet span unsupported 42". This is particle board, my opinion eventually it will sag. Seen in picture above, under the top at rear there is a small block in center-but too short. Though intent is to support newer tv where weight would be at rear, the weight is transferred thru the center shelf divider to the bottom. Bottom does have full support across the front but nothing in the back, again full 42" span on particle board.
Just didn't make a lot of sense to me and easily fixed. Plus I kinda thought the full width open shelf looked a bit funny over the frameless doors.
I moved the supplied rear support block with its finish to front and turned 90°. Cut a couple of pieces of 1x to make a full length support to rear. rear. Stained and installed. Now top is fully supported in the middle.Plus I think just looks better continuing the center 'width' of doors to top
Flipping upside down I did pretty much the same on bottom to give support. Sketched in because sun flashed it out but just a 'tee' of 1xs. Used small blocks glued and screwed to bottom to attach new support.
Wont go into a lot of detail. Its a fairly easy modification, that and few would have reason to pursue, but felt worth offering the option.
While apart I bored a few extra 1 1/2" thru holes to pass cords between shelves and center dividers. Some, not yet stained in pics can be seen. There are pop out access holes in the back to the various spaces but Id rather not use. Though currently nothing electrical inside, this will simplfy if we decide to have something inside and need power to it and routing cord.