Smith Media Wall: Center Console
Free plans to build a media wall. Simple instructions, step by step diagrams. This is the center console plan from Ana-White.com
1/2 sheet of 3/4” plywood ripped into strips 15 3/4” wide (referred to as 1x16 in this plan)
1/4 sheet of 1/4” plywood
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
Recommend 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and 1 1/4" finish nails
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 - 1x16 @ 43” (Top)
2 - 1X16 @ 17 1/4” (Sides)
1 - 1X16 @ 13 1/4” (Divider)
1 - 1X16 @ 41 1/2” (Bottom Shelf)
1/4” PLYWOOD 18” x 43” (Back)
1 - 1x2 @ 43”
2 - 1x2 @ 40”
2 - 1x2 @ 17 1/4”
First, build your box as shown above. 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws were used to attach the shelf and sides to top. The center section can be nailed in place to hide pocket holes.
Add the back to the console. This will help square things up. I recommend here just wood glue and 1 1/4" finish nails. If you are planning to stain, be careful not to let glue dry on project as that area will not accept stain.
Build your face frame with 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. Then glue and nail face frame to project.
Attach base moulding to front with finish nails and glue.