Media console plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about media console table. If you want to learn more about building a beautiful media console, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your home, so make sure you take a look over the related woodworking projects that are featured on our site.

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 wooden console table 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.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Media console plans

Building a media console

Building a media console

 

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  • A – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 17 1/4″ long LEGS
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 17 1/4″ long LEGS
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 44 1/2″ long SHELVES
  • D – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 5 1/4″ x 11 1/4″ long PANELS
  • E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 25 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 46″ long TRIMS
  • F – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 48″ long, 1 piece of 1×12 lumber – 48″ long TOP
  • F – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 12 3/4″ x 46″ long BACK

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

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  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

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  • One Day

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Building a media console

Building the legs

Building the legs

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the legs for the media console. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to join together one piece of 1×2 lumber with one piece of 1×3 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and lock them together with finishing nails and waterproof glue. Leave no gaps between the components and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Assembling the frame

Assembling the frame

 

The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the shelves to the media console. Cut the 1×12 slats at the right size and drill pocket holes along the four corners. Use a spirit level to make sure the shelves are horizontal and insert 1 1/4″ screws to enhance the bond of the joints.

 

Fitting the side panels

Fitting the side panels

 

The next step of the woodworking project is to add the 3/4″ plywood panels to the sides of the media console. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to drill pocket holes along the edges. Fit the panels to the sides and lock them into place using 1 1/4″ screws and waterproof glue.

 

Attaching the trims

Attaching the trims

 

In order to enhance the look of the media console, we recommend you to attach 1×2 trims to the front, back and sides of the media console. Secure the trims into place using finishing nails and glue. Leave no gaps between the components and remove the excess glue with a damp cloth.

 

Attaching the back

Attaching the back

 

Continue the project by fitting the 1/4″ plywood panel to the back of the media console. In order to get a professional result, you need to smooth the edges with fine grit-sandpaper and align the edges with great care. Secure the plywood back to the structure using finishing nails and glue.

 

Attaching the tabletop

Attaching the tabletop

 

Build the the center piece of the tabletop out of 1×12 lumber. Smooth the edges with fine grit sandpaper and center it to the wooden structure. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/4″ screws to create a rigid bond. Work with attention and invest in high quality materials.

 

Fitting the top trims

Fitting the top trims

 

One of the last steps is to attach the trims to both sides of the tabletop. Cut the trims out of 1×2 lumber and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper. Drill pocket holes along the trims and secure them to the tabletop using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure edges are flush.

 

Media console plans

Media console 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. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

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 console table.

 

 

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