First build - Modified media console

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About This Project

I wanted to learn how to make furniture, so I decided this "Rebecca Media Console" knock-off would be a good first project. I made it a little deeper (15in) and narrower (36in) because I only wanted the center piece to put the Blu-ray player and some DVDs, cds, games, etc. I also added some holes to each section so that I can run electronics to it in the future if needed.

Painted with Valspar "Gilded Pesto" and Minwax Polycrilic - both in satin.

I definitely learned a lot from this project and it was surprisingly fun! There several errors in it, but I wanted to post pictures to help others who may be interested in modifying the original plans.

***Sorry for the side-ways pics. I can't find a place to change the orientation***

Birch veneer plywood and pine 1x's
Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used: 
Valspar - Gilded Pesto in satin Minwax Polycrilic in satin

Comments

It looks great! To make the doors, did you just attach the face frame over a plywood piece of the same dimensions?

Also, where did you find that style of hinge? I have been unable to find those at my local big box stores.

Thank you! That's exactly what I did with the doors. I didn't have the tools to make a rabbet, so I just cut the 1/4" plywood to size and glued/nailed it to the frame of the door. Seems to work just fine!

The hinge was at Lowes. I went there once and didn't find the right style hinges, but went another time and found the small section that had these 2" hinges. They have ones that are even smaller, but I thought these looked good and sturdy. They have 2 holes on either side of the hinge, if that helps. Good luck.

You did a great job for your first project! Even the unfinished piece you have a pic of looks good. You even tackled doors, that is inspiring, because I haven't done that yet and my next project will have doors.

You did a great job for your first project! Even the unfinished piece you have a pic of looks good. You even tackled doors, that is inspiring, because I haven't done that yet and my next project will have doors.