Media Bridge for Book Entertainment Center
Build a media bridge. Free plans from Ana-White.com
1 - 1X12 @ 12 feet long (top)
1 - 1x12 @ 10 feet long (bottom)
2 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1 - sheet 1/4” plywood (have plywood ripped into 24” wide x 8 feet long strips to make easier to manage)
1 - 1x2 @ 12 feet long
2 - 1x3 @ 12 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long (doors are optional)
2 sets narrow profile butt hinges (for doors optional)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
1 - 1x12 @ 122 1/2” (top)
2 - 1X12 @ 23 1/4” (ends)
1 - 1X12 @ 119 1/2” (bottoms)
4 - 1x12 @ 22 1/2” (dividers)
2 - 1x12 @ 27” (shelves)
1 - 1/4” plywood @ 24” x 92 7/8”
1 - 1/4” plywood @ 24” x 28 1/8”
1 - 1x2 @ 122 1/2” (top)
2 - 1x3 @ 121” (header/base)
4 - 1x2 @ 18 1/4” (trim)
4 - 1x3 @ 18”
4 - 1x3 @ 14”
1/4” plywood for backs
Note that this is a very big, long project, and you will need a long flat surface to work on. If you are working on a floor, check to make sure the floor is level.
Start by building the main storage box for the media bridge. Remember to measure your media center and make sure these dimensions fit before you begin cutting. I recommend putting the bridge together with 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws but you can also nail and glue or use countersunk screws or your favorite type of joinery.
Next, add the shelves. These can be added with pocket holes or shelf pin holes.
The back is too long for a single piece of plywood so you will need to splice two pieces. Do this on a joint. Square up your project as you add the back.
Add the remaining plywood piece.
Next, build your face frame first with 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. Attach with glue and nails to face of the bridge.
To keep the consistency of the bottom console look, you can add doors up top too.