Build your own media wall! You can customize to fit your needs and space easily.
This plan is for the center entertainment console piece. This collection includes everything you need to build an entire media wall.
- 1 sheet 3/4" plywood
- 1 sheet 1/4" plywood
- 5- 8ft 1x2's
- 3- 8ft 1x3's
- 54" base molding
- 1 @ 11 3/4" x 54"
- 2 @ 11 3/4" x 33 3/4"
- 2 @ 11 3/4" x 52 1/2"
- 2 @ 11 3/4" x 21 3/4"
- 1 @ 7 3/4" x 50 3/4"
- 3 @ 11 3/4" x 16 1/2" (These are your inset door fronts) you might want to measure and cut specifically for what you need especially if you are not insetting your doors into their frames.
- 1 @ 34 1/2" x x54"
- 2 @ 52 1/2"
- 2 @ 32 1/4"
- 2 @ 54"
- 2 @ 20 3/4"
- 1 @ 51" 1x3's
- 1 @ 51"
- 6 @ 20 1/2" (These are for your door frames cut on a miter. This will be a different measurement if you are doing butt joint doors)
- 6 @ 10 3/4" (These are for your door frames cut on a miter. This will be a different measurement if you are doing butt joint doors)
- 2" base molding
- 1 @ 54"
- Rip 3/4" plywood first into strips 11-3/4" wide by 8 feet long. You can have your home improvement store do this for you, just make certain that the widths are exactly the same.
- This cut list, does not include shelves for in the cupboards. If you want to add them, you will need to purchase an additional 1x12x8ft board and cut them at 17 12"
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!
Easy step - just start by attaching sides to top.
Now the shelves.
Now add the dividers between the shelves.
These are to provide support for the bottom shelf.
Now the front edge trim ...
And the bottom moulding gets nailed on.
And finally the doors. Rebecca is going to put together a post on doors later this week, so check back for that.
This piece is a fake drawer front and opens with hinges. I did some miss-measuring in my face frame so the piece I cut did not fit when I went to assemble it. I could have fixed it, but had these boxes already that fit perfectly so decided to leave it off.
And add the back. I always like to add the back last so I can work on hinges and such from the back.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.