Smith Media Wall: Side Hutch
1/2 sheet of 3/4” plywood ripped into strips 15 3/4” wide (referred to as 1x16 in this plan)
1/2 sheet of 1/4” plywood
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
12 feet of 1x3 boards for doors
31” of 3 1/4” base moulding
NOTE: If you are making multiple pieces in this collection, you may be able to use less plywood by using up scraps.
The pictured media center was put together with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and face frames were nailed on with 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 @ 32 3/4” (Top)
2 - 1X16 @ 38 1/4” (Sides)
2 - 1X16 @ 29 1/2” (Shelves)
1 - 1x4 @ 29 1/2”
1/4” PLYWOOD 31” x 39” (Back)
1 - 1x3 @ 32 3/4”
1 - 1x4 @ 28”
2 - 1x2 @ 38 1/4”
Crown moulding cut to fit
Start by building the box. If you are doing adjustable shelves, drill shelf pin holes.
Now if you are building two hutches for either side of the center console, the crown will need to extend on opposite sides for each base. In other words, you will need to make the hutches in mirror. So attach base supports so the top overhangs are in mirror.
Attach back with glue and 1 1/4" finish nails.
Build face frames separately - again in mirror - and then attach to front of cabinet.
Add crown moulding to the underside of top to complete the hutch.
Note on installation you need to attach to center console and also to a stud in wall behind to prevent forward tipping hazards.