Entertainment center plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about entertainment center plans. If you want to learn how to build a nice storage tv stand with two doors, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article and to check out the related projects. There are many storage projects featured on our site, so don’t be afraid to browse through the rest of the woodworking plans. Take a look on the part two of the project to see how to build the side towers.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the media center to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

It is essential to invest in high quality materials, that are also water-resistant, such as pressure-treated lumber. Cut the components at the right size by using a circular saw and smooth the cut edges with a sand block. Don’t forget to ask a skilled friend to assist you during the project, especially if you don’t have a large expertise in the field. You need someone to hold the components into place, while you drive the screws in.

 

Made from this plan

Add-Image

 

Entertainment center plans

Building an entertainment center

Building an entertainment center

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 29 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 15 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15 3/4″x26 1/4″ long SIDES
  • B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15 3/4″x55″ long SHELVES
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 26 3/4″ long  SUPPORTS
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 29 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 6 1/2″x15 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 17 1/2″x15 3/4″ long PARTITIONS
  • E – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 26 3/4″ long TRIMS
  • F – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 26 1/4″x58″ long BACK
  • G – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 55″ long, 2 pieces – 20 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 21 1/4″x48″ long TOP
  • H – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 17 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 21 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 1/4″ glass – 12 3/4″x22″ long 2xDOORS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

Related

 

 

Building an entertainment center

Building the sides

Building the sides

 

First of all, you need to build the sides of the entertainment center. Therefore, build the legs out of 2×2 lumber and the panels out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the side edges and secure it to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Fitting the side trims

Fitting the side trims

 

Fit 1×2 trims to the exterior of the sides to enhance the look of the media center. Secure the trims to the sides using brad nails and glue.

 

Building the shelves

Building the shelves

 

Build the shelves of the media center out of 3/4″ plywood and smooth the edges using fine-grit sandpaper. Drill pocket holes along the four edges of the components and fit them between the sides of the structure. Check if the corners are square and insert 1 1/4″ screws to secure the components together tightly. Add glue to the joint and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Fitting the middle legs

Fitting the middle legs

 

Fit the 2×2 legs and the 2×2 trims to the structure, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and secure them to the legs and to the sides by using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Fitting the supports

Fitting the supports

 

Next, fit the 1×2 trims to the top of the structure, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the structure by using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.

 

Fitting the partitions

Fitting the partitions

 

Build the partitions out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes along the four edges. Fit the partitions to the structure and secure them to the frame by using 1 1/4″ screws and glue.

 

Attaching the back

Attaching the back

 

Build the back of the media center out of 1/4″ plywood. Attach the plywood sheet to the structure and secure it into place by using finishing nails and glue. Leave no gaps between the components and smooth the edges.

 

Building the top

Building the top

 

Build the top of the entertainment center using the information in the diagram. Build the frame out of 1×3 trims and the panel out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the four of the panel and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the trims. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Attaching the top

Attaching the top

 

Center the media center to the tabletop as described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the supports of the media center and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the tabletop. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Building the frame of the doors

Building the frame of the doors

 

Build the frame of the doors out of 1×3 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and smooth the cut ends. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the vertical components. Add glue to the joints and use a router to make 1/4″ x 1/4″ rabbets on the interior face of the door, as described in the diagram.

 

Fitting the glass panels

Fitting the glass panels

 

Fit a piece of 1/4″ glass to the door and lock it into place using clips.

 

Fitting the doors

Fitting the doors

 

Fit the doors to the entertainment center and secure them to the sides using appropriate hinges. Fit handles to the doors to open and close them easily. Select a design that matches the style of the rest of the furniture.

 

Entertainment center plans

Entertainment center plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Check out the part 2 of the project to find out more about how to build the storage towers for the entertainment center.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the storage media center.

 

 

Thank you for reading our project about entertainment center plans and we recommend you to check out the rest of the projects. Don’t forget to share our projects with your friends and LIKE us, by using the social media widgets, if you want to be the first that gets our latest articles.

<< Previous  |  Next >>




Related Posts

Add Comment