Farmhouse Media Console - Patrick Hosey

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 14:24
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Free plans with video to make a Farmhouse Console or Media stand!

What an amazing treat we have for you today.

The very talented Patrick Hosey and videographer Gabe Gallant have put together a beautiful, inspiring video on how you can make this Farmhouse Console. I especially love all the attention to detail and love put in this project ... you'll just have to take a look to find out!

What did you think? Did you love the video?

Me too!

I love how Patrick and Gabe take building from construction to creating, how they turn woodworking into an art. This video really inspired me, and I hope it inspires you too!

Patrick was kind enough to share the plans with you if you want to build your own Farmhouse Console. The plans that follow have been simplified for less tools or less advanced woodworkers, so do not be intimidated. But if you have the tools, you can follow along exactly as done in the video.

A huge, huge thank you to both Patrick and Gabe, truly amazing artists!

Dimensions shown above.


Shopping List

2 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
3 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x1 moulding 8 feet long
2-3 sets of surface mount hinges
3 knobs
1 1/4" pocket hole screws

Cut List

1 - 1x12 @ 52 1/2"
2 - 1x12 @ 21 1/4"
2 - 1x2 @ 51 3/4"
2 - 1x4 @ 51 3/4"
4 - 1x2 @ 21 3/4"
2 - 1x2 @ 16 1/4"
2 - 1x12 @ 17 3/4"
3 - 1x12 @ 17"
1 - 1/4" plywood 21 1/4" x 54 3/4"
1 - 1x12 @ 57 1/2"
1 - 1x3 @ 57 1/2"

6 - 1x3 @ 16"
6 - 1x3 @ 11"
1x1 slats have 11" exposed overall per grid

1/4" plywood for back measures 51 3/4" x 21 1/4"

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

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!


Step 1

Start by building the basic box for the media console. To conserve wood, a top is not necessary. You'll just have to be extra attentive to make sure the face frames are attached square.

Step 2

Build your back face frame first, then attach to back.

TIP: Consider adding the two additional 1x2s as done on front face frame just to finish out shelf dividers.

Step 3

Build front face frame and attach to front. Note that both back and front face frames over extend the ends by 3/8".

Step 4

Place middle dividers in the cabinet and attach by drilling 3/4" pocket holes around bottom and side edges. Attach with glue and screws.

Step 5

Step 6

Attach back.

Step 7

Build top first, then attach top to cabinet as shown here, with equal overhangs on ends and front.

Step 8

Build doors - must watch video on this!!!! - and attach with hinges to the front of the cabinet.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

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.



Thu, 11/01/2012 - 15:01

Oh, this is awesome. I love the detail work on the bottom. And the sliding feature of the center door.

Now I'm jealous of your table saw.

Way to go, Patrick!
And Gabe too, I'm pretty sure if you followed me around and filmed me doing laundry and dishes all day, you could make it look like art.

Great job boys!

Anonymous Coward (not verified)

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:08

The video would be far more useful if you exchanged that music for a voiceover explaining what you are doing and why.

clkodiak (not verified)

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:25

Very inspiring! I have several projects you have posted on my To-Do list! Hopefully one of these days I will get to them! Thanks so much for sharing!!!


Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:33

I think the video is perfect as is! It's not meant to be instructional, but motivational! It truly is watching a master at work. If I had someone video me building, it would involve a lot of swearing and shimming and banging stuff into place ;) I don't have nearly enough patience to pull off the beauty that Patrick does! Love love love it. Please keep up the amazing videos!

G.A. Gallant

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:45

Thank you so much for the compliment. You nailed it right on the head. Motivational, not instructional. The purpose of the videos was to capture the love of the labor while also showing important building aspects.

We had a lot of fun making these. But, unfortunately this is the last video I will be making with Patrick as the Navy has thrown him across the country. Of course, when I finally learn how to film him building in such a confined space, he leaves me.....Just like a man to leave when things are going well :)

Thanks again!


Thu, 11/01/2012 - 21:50

Thanks for all the nice words, I really appreciate them. I'm nowhere near a master though hah but I do thank you. Ah it's gonna be like Penn with no Teller soon. So sad.

Tony t (not verified)

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 07:41

Great video and music. My question is on the face frame, it appears on the photos that there is a 1/4 in reveal on the face frame legs from the face frame top and bottom. If so, did you plane those pieces to get that or am I just seeing things? Thanks for your time and look forward to if and when you guys produce another video. God bless

Stefanye Thurmond (not verified)

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 22:32

Beyond impressive!

Jenni (not verified)

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 13:54

Hi, I am super curious about the flip up the cabinet door. I was trying to put one on a cabinet I made, but I was unable to find reasonably priced "flipper" hardware. What did you use?

Love the video and your handywork!

Patrick Hosey (not verified)

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:46

The middle door is what's called a Barrister door. I had to do a lot of research on how to do this. There actually is no hardware. Basically there are grooves cut on both sides of the door. Those grooves pivot and slide on two wooden dowels that are attached to the face frame. Then when the door slides back, it rests on two square dowels attached to the interior of the cabinet.

To find out more just google barrister bookcase, or barrister door. Try and find as much as you can.


Sat, 11/03/2012 - 01:24

Patrick, you ARE amazing!!! I'm so sad to hear that you and your vidographer are going to be split up! Will you try to continue to post videos with someone else? (Gasp, did I just suggest you cheat on Gabe?) All I"m sayin' is it would be a shame to miss out on more projects from the Patrick Hosey Workshop!!!! Love love love those doors! Very nicely built and very intimidating for me to consider trying! Maybe someday as I build up my experience ;-) Great job guys!!!


Sat, 11/03/2012 - 13:17

You make this all look so simple :) Love your work space and this amazing video. If you ever want to come to the Bahamas and put on a little workshop and show me how to do some of these things.... I've got a place you can stay and I'll show you around our little island! Really, seeing it all in action with you and Ana just shows me all the cool stuff I can learn with this hobby :)


Sun, 11/04/2012 - 18:02

I see what you're talking about. The 16 1/4 is the space between the doors. It just looks like the width of the cabinet because of how faint the drawing is. Look at it again closer. It's an illusion hah.

Laurel (not verified)

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 08:56

Can I come and use your wood shop while you are away? Great video, beautiful cabinet and thank you for your service to our country!

Kristian (not verified)

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 10:25


Patrick Hosey (not verified)

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 13:11

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