Media Hutch (Rebecca Media Suite)

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A hutch can dress up a tv and make it a beautiful focal point in your living room.  This woodworking plan is adjustable to fit your tv.  Pair this hutch with our center console plans and the rest of our Rebecca Media Suite collection.

All plans are free and include step by step diagrams, shopping list and cut list.

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This media wall suite was built in collaboration with Rebecca:

From Rebecca:

Here is the final piece to make it all worth it. The center hutch is the same width as the base so it creates this really nice dimensional structure to look at. It fills up the wall and is such a nice height that it looks really complete. Everyone that has come over says, "Wow, you built that? Like from scratch? It's beautiful!" It warms my heart. Isn't that why we do this? Oh and how about it cost me a 1/5th of the price to buy anything CLOSE! This space is big enough to hold up to approx. a 55" tv! 

You can build all the pieces in this media suite.

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Dimensions
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Dimensions are shown above.

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 1- sheet 3/4" plywood
  • 1- sheet 1/4" plywood
  • 3- 8ft 1x2's
  • 1- 8ft 1x3
  • 1- 8ft 1x4
  • 83" of molding for top
Common Materials
3/4 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

3/4" Plywood

  • 2 @ 11 3/4" x 46 3/4"
  • 1 @ 11 3/4" x 57 1/2"
  • 1 @ 11 3/4" x 52 1/2"
  • 1 @ 11 3/4" x 10 3/4"

 

1x2's

  • 2 @ 43 1/2"
  • 1 @ 51"
  • 1 @ 57 1/2"

 

1x3's

  • 1@ 52 1/2"

 

1x4's

  • 1 @ 54"

 

Moulding

  • 1 @ 57 1/2" (cut on miter, make your own measurements before cutting)
  • 2 @ 11 3/4" (cut on miter, make your own measurements before cutting)
Cutting Instructions

See cutting layouts at end of post.

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Staple Gun
Level
Drill Bit Set
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!

Instructions

Step 1

Attach top to sides. You can use your pocket hole jig or screws countersunk here.

Step 2

Now add the shelf and dividers.

Step 3

And the back support.

Step 4

Attach face frame pieces to box as shown here. If you have a pocket hole jig, build first, the attach .... Also see Rebecca's note next.

Step 5

Step 6

Then add the back.

Step 7

And cut crown, metering corners as shown above.

Step 8

Cutting layout .....

Step 9

Cutting layout ....

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.
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Comments

In reply to by Melanie S. (not verified)

redhead_61

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 11:56

I actually did not even use my own table saw. Home Depot or Lowe's will cut your wood for you. This is the main reason that I do a cut list in Sketchup so that I can visualize the best way for them to cut it, then I can make sure to watch that they are getting it right and can show them too.

This is a big project, but the only thing that is remotely harder is cutting the molding on top, which you could leave off.

MrsANS

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 07:53

Hi, we love this plan and we have a 55" TV but we measured the TV itself and I'm not sure it would fit in the space provided. Is there any information on how to expand the center piece to accommodate an extra 2-3 inches? Thank you!

Tanya (not verified)

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 08:28

hi! this is amazing, I was wondering if we were to put some holes for the wires, where would be a good place to put them (how many inches from base of the back board for the tv), and how big the circumference of the hole should be. Thanks!

In reply to by Tanya (not verified)

redhead_61

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 12:00

I actually just did my holes. I did one right in the middle of the middle unit about an inch above the base 1x3. You could also put one right in the middle of the back seeing as your tv will hide it anyway. I also drilled one hole in each of the top sections in the hutch part. Really it is all how you want to set up your unit. I think I drilled a 1.5" hole. It just needs to be big enough for the power cord to fit through. Good luck

Tsu Dho Nimh

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 12:38

Tanya -
I measured my screen's connectors, and the biggest one is about 2 inches by 1-1/4 inches (at the BIG end - it has a much smaller connector at the other end). The entire cable bundle after all the things are hooked up is less than 1 1/2 inches diameter.

The "best place" would depend on where you are going to have the DVD players, computer, or whatever is the source of the images.

If I were building this, I would have the DVD player and/or computer in one of the bottom cabinets under the screen (with good ventilation), with a power strip, and run the wires up through the top of the shelf for the TV, not through the back.

Then the power strip would have a hole through the lower back to get to an outlet.

milkdudengr

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 19:00

I'm new to woodworking, and I'm in the process of finishing up the center console unit. When I get around to building this hutch, what is the best way to secure it to the console?