Ever wanted to create a second YouTube channel, or make a YouTube channel on your Google account?
I share how to add a second channel to YouTube step by step for beginners. It's tough because it feels like you're splitting your focus, but I've found it really great for blowing off steam on other topics and the things I've tried out on other topics have really helped improve my main YouTube channel videos.
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Hello I'm Neil welcome back to the Happy Hut.
You want to make a second YouTube channel.
What are you thinking, you crazy thing!
Isn’t running one channel hard enough?
But that's the fear isn't it?
That your focus will be split and then you will have two channels growing slowly.
I know that feeling, because I have these four YouTube channels.
I've got one for trains, one for Ikea stuff, one for my dad's stuff, and the channel that you're watching now.
So I've been through this a few times but I've got some more videos that I want to put up on YouTube and they don't fit any of those channels, so I am going to show you how to start a second YouTube channel, step by step, so you can follow along with the process and start your second YouTube channel too.
The best place to start - at time of recording - ISN’T YouTube Studio.
Bizarrely it's right here on the regular youtube.com and the first thing that we need to do is to make sure that we're logged into the right Google account that we want to attach this second YouTube channel to.
So up here on the top right hand side you can see my avatar.
I'll click on that.
I’m going to go down all the way down to here in “Settings”.
That opens up this page youtube.com/account and you can see some various things that we can do on this page, but obviously we want to go down to here: “add or manage your channels”.
That opens up the list of channels that you have attached to your Google account.
And right here with a nice big tick next to it is “Neil Mossey” which is THIS channel, the one you're watching now.
What we want to do is to click on this button here: “create a channel”.
That opens up this page... [BIRD NOISE]
We've got some loud birds.
That opens up this page: “Create your channel name”.
You can use your brand's name or another name. A good channel name represents you and your content.
The important thing here is that you can change your channel name any time, so I'm going to type in “Neil's Loft VHS” and there's a warning here. “I understand I'm creating a new Google account with its own settings including search and watch history”.
So when you create a new channel you create a whole Google brand account associated with that channel.
Go down to the blue button here and click “create” and there you go!
You've now created a new YouTube channel. It was really that quick. We can customize the channel which is pretty crucial as well because you will need an avatar, which is a face associated with it. And it'll be nice to have a banner on the... on the channel page. We've been thrown onto this page, which is YouTube studio.
If I click it, “continue” this is the YouTube Studio dashboard for your brand new second YouTube channel.
Right here we can set: it's a channel trailer, a featured video for returning subscribers and you can put in other sections here.
So first I think I'm going to create... right now I'll create my avatar, we’ll put that in.
Here's some terrible footage of me shooting the Avatar picture and the picture for the channel banner.
I mean it's hard enough pulling a face in front of the camera but to get an object in so that the banner will crop it in the right way is pretty tricky.
I've got videos for all of those down in the description if you want to pretty up and make your channel look like a good YouTube channel.
Can you please help my daddy get 10000 subscribers, just click on his face, thanks! Bye! Alright this is going to be the proper one right?
Sorry the sound is bad at the start - like everything in life, IT GETS BETTER AFTER A MINUTE!
How do you install a toilet paper holder? In this video I try to show how to put up a toilet roll holder on the wall, which we bought from Amazon. It involves facing the DIY Home Improvement decisions of the house's previous owners and the demands on the bathroom from our family. It also covers the difficult decision of where to screw the holder to the wall: how far from the toilet?
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Hello, this is the Dad Delivers Vlog, where every day I try something new to make your family happy, and today we're here in the toilet where we belong!
Our toilet roll holder has just given up the ghost... The toilet roll holder is of course the third most important thing in the bathroom. Maybe the fifth most important thing in the home?
But the family had been on at me about this for about three months now and look over here they've even bought a new toilet roll holder from Amazon, opened it and placed it in the bathroom as close as possible!
The smallest hint possible that they want me to do this right now.
So for a long time maybe too long we've suffered by just having the roll of toilet paper within reaching distance on the floor or the... the side of the bath.
My son actually did some artistic photography of the toilet roll...
And I know exactly why this particular job has fallen to me. It’s because I have failed. I have failed to teach my family resilience and resourcefulness, so I'm just going to have to break the standoff and DIY! Do it myself!
I think what's most annoying about this is that it's a home improvement that doesn't have to happen, and how did this get broken?
The toilet rolls aren't that heavy, especially the ones that we buy!
And I completely understand why my son won't admit that he rests his head on the toilet roll holder while watching Netflix there for hours on end, but here's the evidence! Thanks Netflix!
There's a tricky thing with putting up toilet roll holders, and that's finding the optimum distance for the roll from the bowl.
The bowl-to-roll ratio in our house is 330 millimetres... millilitres?! Or 13 inches.
On the one hand you don't want the toilet roll holder to be too close to you so that it feels like you're sitting on top of it... but on the other hand obviously you need it within easy reaching distance from the toilet.
The great thing about doing this job is you can actually sit down on the job!
Now I've got a small problem here because as you can see there have been a lot of DIY Home Improvement bodge jobs in the past. Not mine! But these two here, look at the state of that.
I've got to somehow cover this up and if I did cover this up that also leaves this one exposed. The best thing to do would be to somehow cover them up with the toilet roll holder but no I mean that just looks upside down doesn't it?
It should really be this way around, but that is too high of a bowl to roll ratio.
It's just too far away, so this is the tricky decision for me now: do I Dare To Dream to increase the bowl to roll ratio?
It's a longer reach to get to here, but it would mean that the ugly holes are covered up.
This is now quite a reach... and could end up looking just a bit silly - it's a bit too close to the door.
I'm really disappointed I can't take these out without completely destroying the wall which is why probably people haven't done that in the past.
I'm going to take the plates off of the toilet roll holder.
There's an Allen key hole here, and this one comes with a nice small Allen key which is good.
That means I can take the back plate off which is... which is this and do it in a way that covers up the two holes that I'm leaving behind... and I'll have to do something about this other hole.
What I want to do obviously is halfarse it, and just use this screw hole in the middle and just use one screw to hold up the toilet roll holder.
But I know it would take about a week before it starts spinning - just being wobbly again.
Instead, I'm going to properly drill a hole here and here and have the two holes either side of the giant metal hole that's in the middle.
Oh it's not looking good! Come closer.
Okay so the problem I've got now in just before I put the wall anchors in is that the holes are so close to the terrible Metal Wall anchor that's there I mean it's just powder between it... so I'm worried that these two holes are actually going to work loose all of this is just going to collapse.
It's just plasterboard!
Let's get some wall plugs and I always explain this that I... I use the ones that don't have the wings on because they are impossible to pull out and the two wall plugs that are there - they have these kind of wings on the side that stop them being pulled out.
Let's push this in... okay that one's gone in okay... good let's try the other one.
I think it might be hitting against this.
Okay brilliant and it hasn't just all imploded and it also comes with yeah... I'm not going to use these.
It comes with these two screws so I'm gonna put these in, we'll just screw on the bracket... and this bracket is going to have to be Netflix proof.
It feels pretty solid - I did not think that would work - and then I can just put some filler in later on... AKA probably four years from now.
Next we can get the holder and it's got to go this way.
I want it to go this way so that the bowl to roll ratio isn't too high, but it looks so much better with this Allen key hole hidden underneath... so I'm going to reluctantly put it there.
Now I'm using the Allen key to tighten up the lug that's underneath to just lock the toilet roll holder to the bracket that will hopefully now stay on the wall this time.
Hi Casper! Hello Casper!
Hello, yeah it's Casper everybody!
Helping me with my home improvement, hi Casper!
What do you think? Is this any good? Casper? What do you think, is that any good?
That's a good sign!
This is almost a dad delivers success! No, we've got to stop.
I've got to get rid of this wall plug that's here and I don't know if I can just pull it out... put it out... pull it out with a screw through my family have just arrived downstairs you probably hear them in the background.
They're going to be so happy about this, so I think what I'm going to do is just cut it off and push it in and cover it with filler.
There we go, right now I need some filler. I've got this.
I know it's not the right stuff - it's wood filler that I got for the bench downstairs... the L-shaped bench that's in the description as well.
I know I should be using plaster filler but I can't be bothered to take another trip to the DIY Superstore so I'm going to use the wrong stuff but see if it lasts!
It's supposed to leave a bit too much on so that you can sand it down afterwards.
I have to clean up this line. That's rust. The IKEA toilet roll holder is just rusted onto the wall!
Now do this side here.
Then I can put the toilet roll holder back on.
I am calling this a dad delivers success!
Aha, look at it, it's... it works! And next only one test for this, apart from the Netflix sleeping.
Leave a comment down below if you put your toilet roll this way... or this way.
It works! Oh I'm so pleased with that.
Can you please help my daddy get 10000 subscribers, just click on his face thanks bye! Alright this is gonna be the proper one, right?
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Hello welcome back to the channel
it's the place where I try something new every single day and today it’s... it's not the dad delivers vlog... it's the - I’m over at dad's - it's the GRANDDAD delivers vlog!
And... and today I’m going to put up this!
it's the... Ah ha! It has been amended
it's the IKEA Vallamosse or VallamosseY today - shower rail
I’m going to put up the shower rail to replace this
this is how it looks at the moment - yeah it's a bit of a nice impressive design feature there: the green string holding up the shower head
so we went to the big blue and yellow box to get this!
the IKEA Vallamosse shower head - yeah - shower head and rail and this is what comes in the box
let's do a little unboxing
you've got a gorgeous shower head
it is plastic but it's chrome coloured
you get the shower rail to hang it up on whoa! just dropped a bit
and helpfully it even shows you which way up it goes
and you get the crucial hose to connect the shower head to your water fitting
I’d say that's about a metre long?
I’ll put it on screen now if I’m wrong
I’m going to be putting up this IKEA Vallamosse shower rail and head step by step so that you can follow along with me, and hopefully avoid any of the mistakes that I make along the way
and I think the very first thing we've got to do obviously is to climb into the delightful... it's almost like the TARDIS
it is smaller on the inside than it looks from the outside, but we're going to get this delight off first
this is my dad's long-serving shower head
it is barely clinging on for dear life there after a long life of service to... to other owners of this house
it's the green string that really is the... the finishing touch but... but we're gonna probably lose that today and replace it with some gleaming IKEA chrome
now obviously your shower rail - the one you've got the moment you want to get rid of - might not be like this one but I’m going to just do this so you can see how mine comes down just in case it helps you take down your shower curtain
I keep calling it a shower curtain - it's a shower RAIL
where I’m going to start with this is to just start pulling at it and without much effort there might be a screw underneath on your one but this one just literally... oh my goodness... it just literally pulls off the wall
so I should take off the shower head oh...
oh dear that didn't sound too good!
you probably won't have to get rid of a string but I will... and then I think the rail just comes out like that oh my god
and then this just pulls off... oh my god and it's already... you can see that it's broken there
I think the screw is just literally falling off with rust
I’m not using a power tool for this because it would probably fly off and just tear the cheap metal screw
and it's come off easily but it's left a couple of holes here so I’m hoping to cover those with the IKEA rail when we put that up
there's nothing there
alright I might try my power screwdriver and see if that works
I am running a very big risk with this
I’ve put a really sharp just flat head screwdriver on even though it's a cross head just to really dig in and try and turn it
I’ve got a funny feeling it's just going to destroy the screw but here it goes
oh man it's bent my screwdriver
wow okay so it works by not using the drill to just turn the drill
it's got all this weight and it's kind of pulling on the whole thing
I’m using the thickest cross head screwdriver
that's really satisfying
one down one final one to go
there we go... well that's one way to do it
get rid of that
this isn't looking good
I’m going to try some wd-40 just to loosen the screw
no it's not working so I’ve got a hacksaw I’m going to try and take it off but it's going to look really ugly!
and it might crack the tile as well
it's just going to take off the head it's not actually going to be flush
thank goodness - I think the wd-40 really helped
yes yes yes!
oh yes I did it so we're going to use these two holes now here to put the new IKEA shower rail into
now I can put this top piece on
it looks like this... it's got a hole going through it
that means that the pole can pass all the way through and I’m going to fit this up here
let's just screw this to the hole that's already there
now predictably this the screw... the screw is too long!
it won't go in any more than this
I’m gonna try it with a smaller screw
what we're gonna do now is to slide the pole into the holder and there is that sticker staying up so I’ll just feed it through the hole here
so now I can fit the bracket underneath to hold it by the base
let me get you closer to the action
this hole here is going to take the pole in this little notch that matches that notch in the... in the pole there so now it doesn't spin
it's locked... locked in place
now I can put on these little chrome caps to cover up those ghastly holes and hold everything in place
one goes at the top and obviously this one goes in at the bottom
it is really crucial that you put this the right way around because this tab here - that actually locks the pole in place
it goes into the little gap at the top there so make sure that this is the right way round
now we get to put on the shower hose
there's a little washer in there that means it doesn't leak so I’ve put those in and I’ve screwed the shower head to the hose here
all we need to do is unscrew the hose that's already there, and it's a bit stiff but we can force this off
and now I can put on the nice new clean IKEA shower hose that's connected to the head
and now we can put on the shower head
I’ve not been able to tighten this up all the way
I don't know if the washer does go in there
I’ve put it in for safety - doesn't seem to leak and we can put that on the... on the shower rail
look and it tips down like that!
ah I’m really really proud of this
I’m calling this a dad delivers - sound effects - success!
let's enjoy the beauty of the IKEA Vallamosse shower rail and shower head with hose
and there's not much room in here for me to do this, but right here is what YouTube thinks you would love to see next!
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How do you put up an IKEA Lack small floating shelf? I try new things to make my family happy, and today I'm fitting this small corner shelving from Ikea that's been sat on our floor for about 2 years. I've fit Lack shelves before but this one is the hardest because you have to screw it to the wall pretty precisely for it to work.
How much money does YouTube pay me for 2 channels?
I recently had a second YouTube channel monetized by the YPP program (my Dad Delivers Vlog!) and share how much revenue now I earn each month from Google Adsense.
It's my first month being paid by YouTube so I show my impressions, click through rate or CTR, my RPM or revenue per mille average watch time and view duration and as many other statistics and metrics I can see in my YouTube studio analytics.
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Hello I’m Neil and you might be wondering “how much does YouTube pay me each month for having two monetized YouTube channels?”
This is my first four months of having two YouTube income streams and this is my YouTube studio dashboard.
I am going to show you absolutely everything: all of the tabs in my analytics, my click-through rates, my watch time, plus I’m going to explain what all these statistics mean to me and how they might affect your channel.
Now my fear with all of this, and putting things on YouTube is... and this might be the same for you...
What is the point of doing this if you're not getting views or money?
I’ve watched loads of videos like this where creators go through their statistics and I’m a bit worried about... that it might be unhealthy for us to be comparing figures.
But I thought it'd be better to put these things out there anyway just to share how things are going for me.
And also, things can drop just as easily and just as quickly as they appeared.
Look like... like my revenue did back in 2020!
Hello I’m Neil Mossey, and I’m a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you - high five! - to get ideas out of your head and out onto here on YouTube to make the world happier.
But I’m also a dad and I used to have lots of videos about that on this channel, and I removed them to niche this channel to be just about YouTube... and I put them all over here on this channel: the Dad Delivers vlog...
Household DIY, reviews and how to's... and one month ago my Dad Delivers channel was monetized.
I made a whole video about that process and that link is in the description and on screen now but now we're one month on and this is the dashboard for my Dad Delivers vlog channel!
Now my biggest worry with these videos is that it's going to be boring so I’m going to get through these figures as quickly as possible.
In your studio you can click on the analytics tab on the left hand side.
That brings up this overview and then along the top there are five options.
Five different tabs.
I’m going to click on content, and at the top you have three more options:
You can either select all your videos or you can select shorts or you can select posts.
These are your community posts. You know, they look like social media posts in... in the home feed.
So I’m just going to look at videos and the number of views that I’ve had is the first tab here.
26000, which is great because it's almost 1000 views per day for this 28 day period.
You can change the period over which you're looking up on the top right hand corner here, so we've got last 28 days... that's the default.
You can choose any time so we could go for the last year and this blanked out section here is that they're doing all kinds of weird things on YouTube analytics at the moment.
That data isn't available, or I could choose “last month” so I could choose June and that's the last calendar month...
But I’ll go back to 28 days.
The next tab along is called “impressions” so I’ll click on that, and that is 203000 impressions.
Impressions are the thumbnails that have been seen on YouTube so you know when you're scrolling through on YouTube as a viewer and you see thumbnails for everyone else's videos?
Each time you see one of those thumbnails that clicks up as one impression on their dashboard.
I have had in the last 28 days 203000 impressions across YouTube.
I mean it's an interesting statistic but I don't really have any control over this so it's an interesting thing to scroll through but I think it's quite easy to get a bit obsessed about these figures, when really we should be getting obsessed about the things that we can control.
Under this tab if I scroll down, you can see key moments for audience retention
So I can see my top videos for holding viewers attention so these are how long into the video before they click away.
So for example my Legoland ride where the... where the ride breaks down... Let’s set that playing in the background... 100 of the people who started watching the video at 30 seconds in were still watching.
I don't think I’ll ever have a video like that again but I do do a countdown for 30 seconds. That was deliberate and it seems to be doing the trick.
Again these... these... this is interesting information to have but I wouldn't be obsessed about it.
Down at the bottom is how viewers find my videos, so mostly it's through YouTube search and that's to be expected because this channel is pretty much reviews and how-to's.
So most of the videos are there to be looked up and you can see my top videos there.
We're in summer time here so the top two are gardening videos.
Let's scroll back up to the top and we'll click on the next tab here which is the impressions click-through rate, so we know that impressions are thumbnails that are served to everyone on YouTube.
The click-through rate is the percentage of those thumbnails that are clicked on.
So my overall click-through rate for the channel is 8.2 percent.
I can show you how this works for one particular video, so if I go into my Legoland video... for this particular video the overall... since it was published... the click-through rate is 8.3 percent and if you go into the video analytics for an individual video you see this funnel down the right-hand side that shows you how they arrive at that percentage.
This has been served as a thumbnail 6400 times
532 people have clicked on those thumbnails so that means that 8.3% of the people who saw the thumbnails clicked on the thumbnail.
Which means this video has a click-through rate of 8.3 percent!
But of course people can come across your videos by... maybe they're embedded somewhere else or they're able to get to your video with a direct link so those aren't counted as impressions and they, I don't think, would be included in your click-through rate.
But I do know that of the 700 views, 532 of them were because someone clicked on the thumbnail.
Let's go back to the channel statistics and my overall average view duration is 2 minutes 23 so that's for all my videos on my channel.
Let's click on the audience tab, and overall this channel, you see we have a blue line up here which is for new viewers and the purple line that's bumping along the bottom there?
That's for returning viewers, so viewers who've already seen my channel and have come back to watch something within 28 days.
Because my channel is mostly how to's and reviews, once they come and get their information I don't think they come back at all.
And they certainly aren't because only... or 10 percent are returning there of the 700.
That's only 60 to 70 people.
My top geography for this channel is United Kingdom.
60% of the viewers are in the UK.
Let me compare this with the channel that you're watching right now - my Neil Mossey channel, so I’ll go over to that dashboard and my top geographies on this channel that you're watching right now... it's mostly United States so hello!
Welcome to the UK. No passport check needed. But 36% of my audience come from the US. This might have an effect on the money that I get.
This is what you've been wanting to see: let's click on the revenue tab up here.
This is how much money I’ve earned in the last 28 days and it's pretty much the first four months that this channel has been monetized.
I have earned 158 dollars. I’m absolutely delighted by this and I’ll show you why because I’ll show you how much I’m earning on this channel... but the Dad Delivers channel is working on $6.11 per 1000 views so if you ever wondered what RPM stands for?
It’s revenue per mille. It's a very pretentious Latin word, mille, which means thousand.
I think uh YouTube have just uh borrowed it from the advertising industry who are known for being pretentious, but I get six dollars eleven cents for every thousand views on that channel.
For this channel let's take a look.
The figure is five dollars forty cents.
On average for all the views on this channel the channel you're watching right now is five dollars forty cents and you can see here on the left hand side I earned $93.73 for this channel so I feel really vindicated that I moved the videos over and they can do their own thing and still earn me money.
The figure on the end is CPM, which is cost per mille, and that is the... the cost to the advertiser so it's roughly double the RPM.
You can see here in May I was monetized during the month of May so I didn't have a full month and I earned $45.
The whole of June it was nearly $180 and I’ll just scroll down so you can see the rest of the statistics there.
There's a new tab on the end which I’ve not seen many people talk about on YouTube. It might be because the YouTube gurus are earning money from services that also provide this service and they don't want to talk about it?
I think this is absolutely brilliant.
You can search any topic and it will tell you how well that topic is searched for on YouTube so if I put it on... I don't know... delete... delete Facebook?
If I put that in, it shows all of the top searches on YouTube and there are about three pages of this, but you can custom the search.
So if I put up here, you can see there are a lot of Indian searches in here and I guess with a population of... I don't know... is it like a billion people?
Of course that's going to skew the statistics so you can look up individual countries so I’m going to choose United States.
So these are all the searches involving delete Facebook in the United States and this can help guide you in how you might structure a video on this topic.
The twist that they've put in which is absolutely delicious is... can you see this bar here where it says content gap?
That means that there's a high search volume for the search how to delete Facebook accounts. But it's a content gap which means that there's actually a gap in content. There aren't enough videos on this topic to serve the number of searches.
YouTube explain it more clearly there, you can pause the video.
But you can do the search as a content gap only, so if I apply that...
These are the topics on deleting Facebook that aren't very well served on YouTube.
You have to be careful because down the right hand side it does give you an idea of the search volume so there's a low search volume on “how to delete Facebook account”, but there's still too few videos on the topic.
You might want to use this for generating ideas for your next videos.
I’ll just flick through my statistics for this channel.
I have 104000 impressions... click-through rate is pretty much the same at 8.5 percent.
On the audience tab I’m getting the same issue here, more new viewers watch this than returning viewers.
And I’ll click on revenue.
I’ve shown you already that's $93.
Let me show you the last year... if I click on see more you can see how my money has dwindled.
It was this time last year, it was 125 dollars a month.
My best month was October, 135 dollars.
Probably because people are buying things and looking up reviews and I’ve got some camera reviews and tech reviews on this channel.
If this video is useful say hi in the comments below and if there are any questions that I can answer, put the question down below. I’d love to hear from you.
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Hello I'm Neil we're going to be doing something not out here but in here in the corner of the kitchen where the TV is.
This is the channel where we try something... “we”...
I try something new every day to make the family happy and today I'm going to make the family happy with this!
I'm gonna try and get a TV shelf going in the corner of the kitchen slash living room slash the room where we do everything.
This is a tricky one because I've got something temporary going... this shelf is completely fake.
It’s not even wide enough - it's just a bit of rough wood that the builders left.
I think they mixed cement on it but it was all I could put up here but the main tv shelf is down here to hold all the boxes.
We still have DVDs.
Is that because we're old parents? Probably but we've also got consoles and a Freeview box which is behind that bench, so at the moment we’ve just got temporary stuff here just to soften it.
It looks better than it being completely bare, so how do you make a tv shelf though or a shelving unit?
Or just shelves to put around a big TV?
This has been a tricky one for us because we... I don't think we're even convinced that this is the right place for the tv but it's been about six months now and this is where it is.
We've got a sofa. This is pretty much the only place to have the sofa.
There is such a big distance from sitting here, to the tv being over there.
It's about four metres and I try to get around that by rigging up a cable, if you see this audio cable, so at least we've got a speaker where we sit so we can actually hear the tv all the way over there! And it is a long way away. I think this camera is going to make it look a lot closer. But this is the view at the moment which isn't too bad.
I've got an IKEA bench down there. There's a whole video on how I built that bench on this channel.
It’s an IKEA Perjohan bench and it's great but it is designed for sitting on, it's not designed for putting boxes.
I've taken the boxes off to try and measure up and get the right wood for this area.
It's a big piece of wood that I need!
Okay I've got the wood, time to get it cut now just over here.
When I was building the L-shaped bench sides, which again is another video on the channel.
I got the wood cut into strips for our bench in the corner of the kitchen over there.
That’s worked out really well but it was a huge piece of wood.
I went to a DIY superstore B&Q in this case, I usually flip between that and Wickes.
It's one of these!
...And went on the hunt for the perfect piece of wood and obviously the bigger the wood, the more expensive it is. So I went for this, it's plywood.
I always like the look of plywood: I like these strips down the side of the wood but it was a pretty huge sheet of wood that I needed to get.
I knew that if I cut the strips for the the bench over there I'd have a big piece left and the big piece is going to be the centrepiece. It's going to going to be the big shelf that's going to hide everything hopefully.
I even had enough left over for two other shelves underneath but this is footage of me trying to get it desperately off the shelf. And also film it so I could share my technique with you.
My technique being that if I whip it off like when you pull a tablecloth off a table and leave everything standing on the table... I tried that with this giant piece of plywood.
It didn't quite work. The first I think five times... but here I am just giving it one more yank one... oh no it's just it's just twisting around.
And also they left a big trolley in front of it to just to make it that little bit difficult but it just makes the wood even more special, and with one final tug I managed to to get it out.
Next challenge of course is to get it onto a trolley and over to the cutting area.
I'm sure I would have got help if I'd asked for it but I'm a man and you know asking for help is weakness. Especially in the DIY realm. The cutting service were absolutely brilliant. I had... I've got this. This is my map. You've probably seen this on the bench video but I managed to work out how to divide a 1.2m by 2.4m giant piece of plywood into what I needed for the old bench and for the TV area and the... the guy he must be so used to scraps of paper with bad biro on... and a mixture of metres and centimetres and millimetres.
So got it cut: it looks perfect look at it! Just what I wanted.
Go to the checkout now.
I saw some reviews about this particular piece of wood saying it's really bad and it falls apart but here’s me unloading it from the car.
Managed to get it back in one piece or in my case about 12 pieces and this is the wood right here!
I think it looks amazing.
It is a cheap bit of wood uh in the scheme of things well I... you know, paid 50 quid for... for the giant sheet so it's not... it's not that cheap, but this is going to be the main shelf. The big challenge I've got now is that I was a bit too precise in my measurements so I've scored a little bit off the edge here.
I'm going to cut the edge right now.
First thing is to protect the wood from my grotty IKEA Seglaro table.
We’ve got all sorts on here so I'm just laying out a blanket so it's got a nice cushioned underlay and I've marked out a straight line.
The line is straight but it's not square but I've taken a best guess at a proper square from the front and rear edge here and I'm going to take off about half a centimetre.
I’m going to use a mitre saw and just use that to cut the straight line that I've marked out along the end of this bit of plywood.
This is how it will look, obviously without the bench.
There's two things... I wanted the... the nice store-bought side on this side, instead of my rough sawing, but I can sand that down.
The biggest challenge now is to build some kind of ledge for it.
I don't want to wreck these kitchen cabinets because they cost a fortune, and who knows how we might want to change it long into the future.
I don't want like screw holes in here, this is going to be nearly impossible to change.
So I'm going to build um I'm going to build like a ledge that will go up made of this wood.
The shelf will just sit on top of that leg.
How high would you make your TV bench?
Leave a... leave a comment down below. I'm kind of happy with this height of shelf and I've left almost the same amount of space underneath so there's some kind of symmetry to it.
I don't want it to feel too boxed in.
Also one day, maybe one day we'll get a bigger TV.
The whole family are on at me to do that but I've got a bit more space just to make that TV uh even more huge than it already is.
Uh the next tricky bit is to whip out this bench.
Whoa! Of course I'll leave all the electronics loose underneath while I do this!
The shelf is 50 centimetres deep so I'm cutting this batten down to 40 centimetres so that it won't be sticking out at the edge.
Hopefully if I do this right it could even look like it's floating and to do that I'm going to take off this diagonal edge from the end so that the the block holding up the shelf sort of looks uh invisible from the front.
Look I know it's 2022 and it's not a thing anymore but I just want to see if I can get a dvd under it.
These were my shelves before my last shelves see I don't like the big brace here but that was heavy enough to carry a really heavy tv before this one.
So this one is just a little bit bigger than the Transformers Dark of the Moon DVD.
I'll take it back to my new shelf and this is where the the bracket is going to be.
So I'll just drill these pilot holes here, using a really thin drill bit and keeping an eye on the spirit level to make sure this bracket stays straight.
I'll put a big drill bit in.
So now we'll get the screws in and get this bracket onto the wall
I'm going to screw one side in lightly first and then get the other screw in just to make sure it's all lined up
Let's check that it's level - no - yes it's just a really slow bubble, so one side done level and strong.
Let’s cut this bracket to size
obviously it's a lot shorter than the last one and I'll get the countersink drill bit out again just to knock in a couple of holes. So just lift the shelf up to where I want it to be without bending the wires too much. That is about as high as it goes: any higher it's going to really be difficult to put plugs in.
So, I need a bit of wood to go on the right hand side here.
Oh will it be the correct height though? It won't stand up by itself - it's so not straight.
That's the first one done.
The next part of my scheme is over here.
I’m gonna put another leg up here to bring it up to the correct height for this bracket here. Is my measuring up to the task?
Now I can take this - whoa - into here... nearly hit the roof there... and then I could put it under here just to have it balance on that.
Just check with the spirit level...
Spot on! Yes that works! See I didn't think it'd be this far forward
This is 50 centimetres deep
I wonder if it should be 40 but we can leave it like this for now and I can always take 10 centimetres off the back if it's too proud.
Now I've got a special drill bit - I think it's my favourite drill bit where you can actually drill holes - large big holes into the back of the shelves.
This is so that I can run cables down and run the shelf flush all the way to the back of the wall and the cables and wires can all go down this little hole at the back here, so I'll just put one into the big shelf the top and then I can do the same for the little shelf.
And if I wanted to run cables all the way to the bottom I can and they can run through the shelves.
The final thing I need to do for the TV corner is to put a better shelf up above the TV.
And the plan was to have two shelves up above but um I only bought one IKEA Granhult shelf bracket pair. That’s what they look like.
I wanted to try one pair just to see if it works and it really does so now that this shelf is up I've got to figure out a way to get some more wood that is identical without buying a massive two metre sheet of it, and then cutting it to size just for that second shelf above that shelf. So we've got two shelves at the top and two shelves at the bottom... I think this is done!
Let's let's dress it and give you some beauty shots just to show you what it what it really should be looking like.
I am calling this a dad delivers - thonk - success!
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