An Extra Wide Media Stand with Lots of Storage

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand

This media stand is the perfect piece for large or small television sets. The DIY furniture plans to build a Tristan Media Stand feature two outer drawers each with a shelf above and one wide center drawer with a shelf above. This is a very easy build that can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 1-3/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding
  • 3 sets of 16″ drawer slides
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 4 – 1×6 at 8′
  • 10 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 2 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 8 – 2×2 at 29-1/4″ – Legs
  • 8 – 2×2 at 15″ – Side Framing
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 22-1/4″ – Side Panels
  • 12 – 2×2 at 15″ – Upper, Middle & Lower Stretchers
  • 6 – 2×2 at 37″ – Upper, Middle & Lower Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 37″ – Upper Center Shelf
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-3/4″ x 16-1/2″ – Upper Side Shelves
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 15″ – Middle & Lower Side Shelves
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 37″ – Middle & Lower Center Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 73″ – Top
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 24-7/8″ x 71-1/2″ – Back
  • 2 – 1×6 at 16″ – Center Drawer Box Sides
  • 2 – 1×6 at 34-1/2″ – Center Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 15″ x 35″ – Center Drawer Box Bottom
  • 4 – 1×6 at 16″ – Side Drawer Box Sides
  • 4 – 1×6 at 12-1/2″ – Side Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 2 – 1/4″ plywood at 13″ x 15″ – Side Drawer Box Bottom
  • 1 – 1×6 at 36-3/4″ – Center Drawer Front
  • 2 – 1×6 at 14-3/4″ – Side Drawer Fronts

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand

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Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs, side framing and the side panels. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the framing pieces. Secure the framing to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the panels. Secure the panels to the framing using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the back face of the frame.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the upper, middle and lower stretchers. Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Secure the upper stretchers to the side assemblies using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Set the remaining stretchers aside.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Upper Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the side shelves. Cut the notch in each piece using a jigsaw. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in the side edges treating each piece as a left and a right. Secure the shelves to the side assemblies using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back edge of the shelves will be flush with the back face of the back legs while the front edge will be set 1-1/2″ back from the front face of the front legs.

Cut the piece for the center shelf and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the center shelf to the side assemblies using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back edge of the shelf will be flush with the back face of the back legs while the front edge will be set 1-1/2″ back from the front face of the front legs. The center shelf will be in line with the side shelves.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Upper Side Shelf 1

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Upper Side Shelf 2 DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Upper Center Shelf

Step Four

Secure the middle and lower stretchers to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Lower Back Stretchers

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Lower Front Stretchers

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the middle and lower shelves. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of each shelf. Starting with the middle shelves, secure the shelves to the middle stretchers and the side panels using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top face of the shelves will be flush with the top face of the stretchers.

Secure the lower shelves in the same manner.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Middle Shelf

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Lower Shelf

Step Six

Cut the piece for the top. Secure the top to the top of the cabinet using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails through the top into the legs, side framing and stretchers.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Top

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the back. Secure the back using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Back

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the drawer box sides, front, and back. Cut the groove in the bottom edge of each piece at 1/4″ wide by 1/4″ deep using a table saw or a router and a straight bit. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the drawer box front and back pieces on the opposite side as the groove. Make sure that the pocket holes will not interfere with the groove. Secure the sides to the back using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Center Drawer 1

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Center Drawer 2

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Side Drawer 1

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Side Drawer 2

Step Nine

Cut the piece for the drawer bottom. Slide the bottom into the grooves in the sides and back. The piece should fit snugly but not too tight.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Center Drawer 3

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Side Drawer 3

Step Ten

Insert the front edge of the drawer box bottom into the groove on the drawer box front. Secure the drawer box front to the drawer box sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the sides.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Center Drawer 4

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Side Drawer 4

Step Eleven

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Mark the position for the drawer pulls and drill the holes. Shim the drawer front in the opening – there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides – then drive screws through the holes for the drawer pulls into the drawer box. Open the drawer, and secure the drawer front using countersunk 1-1/4” screws from the inside. Remove the screws from the holes for the drawer pull then finish drilling the holes. Install the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Tristan Media Stand-Drawer Fronts

Finish as desired.

This media stand can also serve other uses in a variety of rooms – as a sideboard in a dining room or as a console table behind a sofa or in an entryway. Have any questions about the DIY furniture plans to build a Tristan Media Stand? Leave a comment below!




An Easy to Build Table with So Many Uses

DIY Plans to Build a Versatile Table

This table is one of those pieces that can be used in a variety of rooms in many ways. The DIY plans to build a Versatile Table feature a roomy top with a lower shelf that sit on frames attached to 1×3 sides. This is the perfect plan for those new to woodworking!

DIY Plans to Build a Versatile Table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 5 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 1×3 at 25″ – Sides
  • 4 – 1×3 at 15-1/4″ – Sides
  • 4 – 1×3 at 32″ – Frame Stretchers
  • 4 – 1×3 at 17-3/4″ – Frame Sides
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/4″ x 32″ – Top & Shelf

DIY Plans to Build a Versatile Table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the sides. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Secure the shorter pieces to the leg pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Note that the top piece is flush with the top of the legs while the lower piece is positioned 3/4″ up from the bottom of the leg.

DIY Plans to Build a Versatile Table_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the frame stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The stretchers will be positioned 3/4″ below the top edge of the sides, and will be flush with the outside edges of the sides.

DIY Plans to Build a Versatile Table_Frame Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the frame sides. Secure the frame sides to the legs using glue and countersunk 1-1/4″ screws. The top edge of the frame sides will be flush with the top edge of the stretchers.

DIY Plans to Build a Versatile Table_Frame Sides

Step Four

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the pieces for the top and the shelf. Secure the top and shelf to the frames inside the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Versatile Table_Top & Shelf

Finish as desired.

This table can be used in an entryway as a catch-all table, in a dining room, or even as a media stand for a small television. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Versatile Table? Leave a comment below!




A Simple Buffet with Plain Doors

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet

The simple lines and plain doors of this buffet are perfectly modern… The DIY plans to build a Caroline Buffet feature shelving behind the doors (two on one side, three on the other) as well as shelving below the cabinet itself. The doors are plain and can be left that way or stenciled for a bit of pop! This is another excellent project that can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 2 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 12″ – Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 13″ – Side Framing
  • 4 – 2×2 at 37″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 13″ x 37″ – Lower Shelf
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 18″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 38-1/2″ – Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/4″ x 38-1/2″ – Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/4″ x 17-1/4″ – Divider
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/4″ x 18-7/8″ – Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 40″ – Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 18-3/4″ x 19-15/16″ – Doors

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet

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Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the side framing. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the framing pieces. Secure the framing to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pieces so the pocket holes face up on the upper pieces and down on the lower pieces. This way, they will be hidden and won’t have to be filled.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Base Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pieces in the same manner as the side framing.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the shelf. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the shelf to the lower framing and stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top face will be flush with the top faces of the framing and stretchers.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Lower Shelf

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the sides and drill pocket holes in the lower edges only. Secure the sides to the base framing using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The outside face of the sides will be flush with the outside face of the base framing.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Sides

Step Five

Cut the piece for the bottom. Secure to the base framing between the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Bottom

Step Six

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in the side and lower edges. Secure the back to the bottom and the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Back

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the divider. Drill pocket holes in the lower and back edge only. Secure the divider to the bottom and back as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Divider

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in the side and back edges. Secure the shelves to the divider and sides as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Shelves 1

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Shelves 2

Step Nine

Cut the piece for the top. Secure the top in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Top

Step Ten

Cut the pieces for the doors. There will be a 1/8″ gap between the doors. Install the hinges on the door, then install the door on the cabinet. Install the cabinet pull.

DIY Plans to Build a Caroline Buffet_Doors

Finish as desired.

This is a great piece to use in virtually any room – as a media stand, in a large bathroom, in a bedroom, etc. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Caroline Buffet? Leave a comment below.




An Elegant Media Stand for a Variety of Styles

DIY Plans to Build Hanson Media Console

This media console has plenty of storage… The DIY plans to build a Hanson Mediaa Console features two center doors with glass panels and shelving, as well as two outer doors with solid panels and shelving. The center area is stepped out from the sides (meaning the profile is wider) and each section features a face frame over the plywood carcass. This is another easy build that can be completed in a weekend.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Copy

Supplies:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • Edge banding (for the edges of the top)
  • 4 sets of hinges
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 4 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 4 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×6 at 6′
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 2 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood
  • Glass or Plexiglas to fit the center door openings

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/4″ x 38-3/4″ – Inner Cabinet Sides
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/4″ x 34-1/2″ – Inner Cabinet Shelves
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/4″ x 38-3/4″ – Outer Cabinet Sides
  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/4″ x 17-1/4″ – Outer Cabinet Shelves
  • 1 – 1×2 at 33″ – Center Cabinet Face Frame Top
  • 2 – 1×2 at 34-3/4″ – Center Cabinet Face Frame Sides
  • 1 – 1×6 (ripped to 4″ wide) at 36″ – Center Cabinet Face Frame Bottom
  • 2 – 1×2 at 15″ – Outer Cabinet Face Frame Top
  • 4 – 1×2 at 34-3/4″ – Outer Cabinet Face Frame Sides
  • 2 – 1×6 (ripped to 4″ wide) at 18″ – Outer Cabinet Face Frame Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 20″ x 72″ – Top
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 38-3/4″ x 71-1/4″ – Back
  • 4 – 1×3 at 9-3/4″ – Outer Door Frames
  • 4 – 1×3 at 33″ – Outer Door Frames
  • 2 – 1/4″ plywood at 10-1/4″ x 28-1/2″ – Outer Door Frame Panels
  • 4 – 1×3 at 11-5/16″ – Center Door Frames
  • 4 – 1×3 at 33″ – Center Door Frames
  • 2 – 1/4″ glass or Plexiglas at 11-13/16″ x 28-1/2″ – Center Door Panels

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the inner cabinet sides and shelves. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the shelf pieces. Secure the shelves to the inner sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Inner Shelves & Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the outer sides and outer shelves. Drill pocket in each end of the shelf pieces. Secure the shelves to the inner sides and outer sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back edges of the sides and shelves will be flush with the back edges of the inner sides and shelves.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Outer Shelves & Sides

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the outer cabinet face frames. Drill pocket holes in each end of the upper frame piece, as well as one end of each of the side pieces. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Secure the face frames to the outer cabinet sides using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Add a few brad nails through the inside faces of the inner sides into the side edges of the outer face frames.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Outer Frames 1

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Outer Frames 2

 

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the inner cabinet face frame. The decorative notch in the bottom piece is completely optional, and can be cut using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Drill pocket holes in each end of the upper frame piece, as well as one end of each of the side pieces. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Secure the face frame to the inner cabinet sides using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Center Frame 1

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Center Frame 2

 

Step Five

Cut the piece for the top. Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly. Secure the top using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Top 1

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Top 2

Step Six

Cut the piece for the back. The piece will be centered along the back edge of the top and between the outer side pieces. Secure the back using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Back

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the inner and outer doors. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces, and assemble the frames using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Using a router and a 1/4″ rabbeting bit, cut a 1/4″ wide by 1/4″ deep rabbet along the inner edge of the door frames.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Outer Doors 1

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Center Doors 1

Step Eight

Cut 1/4″ plywood panels to fit inside the rabbets on the outer door frames. Secure the panels to the frames using glue and clamp in place until dry.

Cut 1/4″ glass or Plexiglas to fit inside the rabbets on the inner door frames. Secure the panels to the frames using a strong adhesive for glass.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Outer Doors 2

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Center Doors 2

Step Nine

Install the hinges on the doors, then install the doors in their respective openings. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides of the doors in the openings.

DIY Plans to Build a Hanson Media Console_Doors

Finish as desired.

This media console does not need to be used strictly for media purposes – it would make an excellent console in a dining room to store linens and china, in an entry way as storage, or even in a living room to display a cool collection. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Hanson Media Console? Leave a comment below!




A Media Cabinet with Open Shelving and Two Drawers

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet

Today’s plan is for a media cabinet with simplicity in mind… The DIY plans to build a Delvigne Media Cabinet feature open upper shelving, an open center shelf, and two drawers. The cabinet is an easy build and is inexpensive using straight off the shelf lumber, plus it can be finished in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Cabinet Pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
  • Paste Wax

Lumber:

  • 6 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 8 – 2×2 at 19-1/4″ – Legs
  • 6 – 2×2 at 12-1/2″ – Side Framing
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-1/8″ x 12-1/2″ – Side Panels
  • 12 – 2×2 at 16″ – Stretchers
  • 6 – 2×2 at 15″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 2×2 at 12-1/2″ – Top Supports
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-1/8″ x 16″ – Back Panels
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 50″ – Upper & Lower Shelves
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-7/8″ x 12-1/2″ – Lower Shelf Dividers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 54″ – Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 14-3/8″ – Drawer Box Bottom
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 12-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 15-7/8″ – Drawer Box Front & Back

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs, the side framing, and the side panels. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the side framing pieces. Secure the framing pieces to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in the long edges of the side panels. Secure the panels to the side framing as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panels will be flush with the back face of the framing.

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Note that the center stretchers are narrower than the outer stretcher. Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher pieces. Secure the stretchers to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the top supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the supports to the framing using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Upper Supports

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the back panels. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in the long edges of the back panels. Secure the panels to the outer stretchers as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panels will be flush with the back face of the stretchers.

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Back Panels

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the upper and lower shelves, and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the lower shelf to the side framing and stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Set the other shelf aside.

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Lower Shelf

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the lower shelf dividers and drill pocket holes along one longer edge. Position the dividers so that the face with the pocket holes is flush with the inside of the middle legs, facing the side panels. (This is to keep the drawers in line!) Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Lower Dividers

Step Seven

Secure the upper shelf to the middle stretchers and framing using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Add a few brad nails through the shelf into the dividers below.

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Middle Shelf

Step Eight

Cut the piece for the top. Apply edge banding to hide the exposed edges, if desired. The top will overhang the sides and front by 1/2″. Secure the top using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Top

Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the drawers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as will as all four edges of the bottom. If using edge banding, apply it to the exposed edges of the sides, front, and back prior to assembly. Secure the sides to the bottom, using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Secure the front and back pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocke thole screws. Mark the position for the cabinet pulls and drill the holes.

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Drawer BS

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Drawer FB

DIY Plans to Build a Delvigne Media Cabinet_Drawer Fronts

Finish as desired. Install the cabinet pulls, then apply a coat of paste wax to the bottom of each drawer to help it slide smoothly in the openings.

The DIY plans to build a Delvigne Media Cabinet are suitable for those new to woodworking. This is a piece that will look great in any finish, in any room! Have any questions about the plans? Leave a comment below!




A Media Stand with Faux Drawer Detailing

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand

Do you like the look of Printmaker’s Furniture (furniture with the look of tons of small drawers)? The DIY plans to build a Carney Media Stand feature open shelving at the top with shelving behind three doors. The doors have slats on the front to resemble narrow drawers, with cabinet pulls attached to the front. This media stand is really easy to build, inexpensive, and can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand_Copy

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand_Copy 2

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Cabinet pulls
  • 3 sets of hinges
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 9 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood
  • 2 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 8 – 2×2 at 32″ – Legs
  • 6 – 2×2 at 15″ – Side Framing
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 15″ – Upper Side Panels
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 18-1/2″ – Lower Side Panels
  • 18 – 2×2 at 23″ – Front & Back Framing
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 23″ – Upper Back Panels
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 18-1/2″ x 23″ – Lower Back Panels
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 72″ – Shelves
  • 3 – 1/2″ plywood at 18-1/4″ x 22-3/4″ – Door Base Panels
  • 21 – 1/4″ plywood at 2-1/2″ x 22-3/4″ – Door Slats (“Faux Drawers”)

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs, the side framing, and the side panels. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the framing pieces. Secure the framing to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 

Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in the panels. The pocket holes can be drilled in all four edges of the lower panels but only the two long edges of the shorter panels. Secure the panels to the legs and framing using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back faces of the panels will be flush with the back face of the framing.

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the front and back framing. Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Secure the framing to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand_Framing

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the back panels. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in the panels. The pocket holes can be drilled in all four edges of the lower panels but only the two long edges of the shorter panels. Secure the panels to the legs and framing using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back faces of the panels will be flush with the back face of the framing.

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand_Back Panels

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Pocket holes can be drilled in all four edges of three of the shelving pieces.

For the fourth shelving piece, drill pocket holes in the side and back edges, and in the paces where the shelf will meet the middle front legs. If using edge banding, apply the edge banding to the front edge of this shelf prior to assembly.

Install the shelves securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. It will be easier to start with the top first and work your way down to the bottom. The top face of the shelves will be flush with the top face of the framing (except for the shelf highlighted in green in the drawing).

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand_Shelves

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the doors and the door slats. If using edge banding, apply it to the exposed edges of the door base prior to assembly. Spread glue on the face of the slats, then position the door slats on the base panel, spacing them 1/8″ apart. Wiggle the pieces a little to create suction, then clamp in place until dry.

There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides of the doors in the openings. Install the hinges on the doors, then install the doors in the cabinets. Drill the holes for the cabinet pulls, then install the pulls.

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand_Door Slats

DIY Plans to Build a Carney Media Stand_Doors

Fill the pocket holes and finish as desired!

This media stand would also double as a storage cabinet for linens, towels, extra dishes, etc., and would look great in any room! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Carney Media Stand? Leave a comment below!