Well, that's not quite the final product. The fact is, that there was a major design flaw, which I will explain below.
At a high-level, the process of building it could be broken down into these four steps:
The high-level list of the process was this:
- Decide to build a TV stand out of wood.
- Cut the pieces of wood.
- Screw the pieces of wood together.
- Attach the stand to the TV.
The point of this post, is that in designing and building something to its final form, there are often an huge number of steps to get to the end that you never considered when you started the project. There's a process you go through of thinking, designing, building, fixing mistakes in the design, fixing mistakes in the building. Most of the time, things don't go as expected and/or you haven't thought through everything that was needed to be successful.
This can apply to many things designed and built including: a software application, a work of fiction, or in this case a simple TV stand made of a few pieces of wood.