Long Modern Media Console or Entertainment Center

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DIY Modern Media console plans. Easy to build from plywood with reclaimed wood doors.

modern entertainment center long
modern entertainment center long
modern entertainment center long
modern entertainment center long

Hi guys! New plans for you today! Our cousin just got a new apartment and wanted to build a new media console with a modern vibe. He really liked this console from West Elm -

But not the $1300 price tag, or the fact that they don't ship to Alaska.  

He also wanted open storage on one side for controllers, and a more red toned stain to work with their apartment's design.

Working a couple of weekends here and there, our cousin built this!

We used cedar fence pickets for the doors because we didn't have any pallets, and I love how they add texture (and are also very economical)

modern entertainment center long
Dimensions shown above


Shopping List

1 sheet of 3/4" plywood (for white painted finish choose maple or birch hardwood veneer) ripped into strips 15-3/4" wide

Matching edge banding for front edges (25' roll)

2 - 1x6 @ 72" long (can use cedar fence pickets or pallet boards 5-1/2" wide

2 - 8' long hardwood 1x2s (maple, oak or similar)

Two sets concealed euro style inset hinges like these

2 knobs or handles

1/4" plwood (full sheet) for back

3/4" nails or staples for attaching plywood to back

Cut List
  • 2 - 3/4" plywoood @ 15-3/4" x 70" (top and bottom)
  • 3 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 16-3/4" (sides)
  • 1 - 3/4" plywood @ 15" x 16-3/4" (hidden divider)
  • 1 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 22-1/2" (exposed shelf)
  • 2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15" x 22-1/4" (hidden shelves)


  • 2 - 1x2 @ 56-1/2"
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 12-1/4"
  • 4 - 1x2 @ 6" DOORS
  • 6 - 1x6 @ 22-1/2"
Cutting Instructions

Rip full sheet of plywood into strips 15-3/4" wide. Cut all pieces 15-3/4" wide, cutting largest pieces first, from these ripped pieces. You will then need to cut the additional hidden shelf pieces down to 15" width from the scraps.

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Iron for Edge Banding


Step 1

Apply edge banding to front edge of all exposed plywood pieces. Build the box with exposed pieces with Kreg Jig on 3/4" pocket hole setting, attach with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Cut back to fit and attach with glue and 3/4" nails or staples. Paint white.

Step 2

Build base with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Paint base black.

Step 3

Attach base to the bottom of the project.

Step 4

Add hidden divider. Also add smaller shelves. You can can use pocket holes to attach or 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 5