Designed to fit those giant flat panel tvs, this extra wide media base is open for storage of your gaming consoles, controllers, board games, and other entertainment accessories. Works with the rest of the Cubby Collection to create an entire media storage suite. Photos courtesy of Shanty2Chic.
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1 sheet 3/4″ Hardwood Plywood or MDF (estimate) 2″ Finish Nails or Drywall Screws (for MDF) or Wood Screws (for Plywood) 1 1/4″ Nails or Screws 1/4″ Plywood for the backs (You can use scrap 3/4″ MDF or Plywood, but 1/4″ plywood is cheap, about $10 a sheet, compared with MDF at $30 a sheet and Hardwood Plywood at $50 a sheet). 1 – Base Moulding, 2 1/2″ overall height, at least 52″ long (see examples in other cameron base plans) Wood Putty Sand Paper Wood Glue Finishing Supplies (Paint, Stain, etc)
A) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 23″ x 21″ (Center Shelf) B) 2 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 12 1/2″ x 21″ (Vertical Cubby Dividers) C) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 52″ x 21 1/2″ (Top) D) 2 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @15″ x 21″ (Sides) E) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 50 1/2″ x 21″ (Bottom Shelf) F) 1 – 1/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 52″ x 15 3/4″ (Back) G) 2 – 1×2 @ 13″ (Cubby Top Trim Pieces) H) 1 – 1×2 @ 23″ (Center Top Trim Piece) I) 1 – 2 1/2″ Base Moulding @ 52″ (Base Moulding)
Because you will most likely be building multiple pieces from this collection, I will not be providing a plywood cutting layout. To build your own plywood cutting layout, simply make a list of all the pieces you need, group the pieces into same width sizes, and layout on graph paper. By grouping into same width sizes, you will minimize your number of cuts. Also, layout your larger pieces first, then work with your smaller pieces.
Cut all your boards first. Make sure you cut your plywood perfectly square. Mark out with the square where each board will be fastenend to other boards. If you are fastening with screws, predrill and countersink your screws. If you are using MDF avoid fastening within 1″ of the edges of the MDF. Also predirll the entire length of your screw to avoid the MDF from splitting. Use drywall screws with MDF (drywall screws have a straigh shaft and will not split the MDF). I have had success with finish nails and MDF – just make sure you use lots of glue. Because this collection is frameless, my recommendation is to use screws over nails. Use the 2″ fasteners unless otherwise directed. Check for square after each step. Work on a clean level surface.
Trim Pieces, G and H. Attach the trim pieces, G and H as shown above in green. First fasten the pieces G (the shorter trim pieces) to the tops of the cubbies. Make sure you fasten through the sides and vertical cubby dividers into the end edges of G. Then fasten H in place to the top, using the 1 1/4″ fasteners. You may also wish to fasten pieces G to the top using the 1 1/4″ fasteners.