This step by step diy woodworking project is about entertainment center tower plans. If you want to learn how to build a storage towers to the media center, 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 one of the project to see how to build the media console.
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 towersr 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.
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Entertainment center tower plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 59 1/4″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15 3/4″x56 1/4″ long PANELS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 15 3/4″ long TRIMS
- D – 6 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 17″ long SUPPORTS
- E – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 26 3/4″ long, 3 pieces – ” long SHELVES
- F – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 21 1/2″x15 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 21 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 21 1/2″ long TOP
- G – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 20″x57″ long BACK
- H – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 24 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 11 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 1/4″ glass – 12 1/4″x19 3/4″ long DOOR
- Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
- One Week
- PART 1: Entertainment Center Plans
- PART 2″ Media Tower Plans
Building an entertainment center tower
The first step of the project is to build the sides of the storage towers. Build the legs out of 2×2 lumber and the panels out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the vertical sides of the panels and secure them to the legs by using glue and 1 1/4″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components and check if the edges are flush.
Build the trims out of 1×2 lumber and secure them to the sides using finishing nails and glue. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Build the horizontal supports out of 2×2 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the supports to the structure and secure them into place using 2 1/2″ screws and glue. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.
Build the partitions out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes along the four edges. Fit the components to the structure and secure them to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Next, build the shelves out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes along the side edges. Fit the shelves to the structure and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ screws.
Build the top of the tower out of 1×2 lumber, 1×3 lumber and out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the sides of the plywood sheet and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the trims. Add glue to the joints and leave no gaps between the components.
Center the structure of the tower to the top component, as described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the components and insert 1 1/4′ screws into the top component. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Build the back out of 1/4″ plywood and attach it to the back of the structure using finishing nails. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are flush.
Build the frame of the door 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.
Fit a piece of 1/4″ glass to the door and lock it into place using clips.
Fit the door to the entertainment tower center and secure them to the sides using appropriate hinges. Fit handles to the door to open and close them easily. Select a design that matches the style of the rest of the furniture.
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 console for the entertainment center.
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