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First build - Modified media console

January 6, 2013 |
posted by bd
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First build - Modified media console
First build - Modified media console
First build - Modified media console
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***

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

Doors

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.

posted by Bander | on Sun, 2013-01-06 18:18

to Bander

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.

posted by bd | on Sun, 2013-01-06 21:16

thanks for pics of door's backside

I had wondered if putting the mitered frame on plywood sized for the entire door opening would be feasible.

Guess I don't have to get a dado blade or router.

posted by step02 | on Wed, 2014-01-22 13:59
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Great first project

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.

posted by rhettar | on Sat, 2013-01-19 08:17
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Great first project

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.

posted by rhettar | on Sat, 2013-01-19 08:17

Great work!

I would say you learned pretty quick because this piece looks awesome!

posted by MrCoffee | on Sun, 2013-09-22 07:51

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