DIY Plans to Build a Connor Media Console
This media stand has a really neat design – at least in my opinion! The DIY plans to build a Connor Media Console feature center shelves with doors and a shelf on each side. This is such an easy build and can be finished in so many fabulous ways! The entire build can be completed in a weekend!
- 1″ pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4″ brad nails
- 3/4″ screws
- Edge banding, optional
- Cabinet pulls
- Wood glue
- Plexiglas or acrylic for the door panels
- Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
- 1 – 1×2 at 4′
- 2 – 1×3 at 8′
- 1 – 2×2 at 6′
- 1 – 2×2 at 8′
- 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
- 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood
- 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 8 – 2×2 at 26″ – Legs
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 24″ – Center Side Panels
- 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 17-1/4″ – Center Shelves
- 4 – 1×2 at 15″ – Outer Side Framing
- 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 15″ x 21″ – Outer Side Panels
- 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 18-3/4″ – Outer Shelves
- 2 – 1/4″ plywood at 19-1/2″ x 24″ – Back Panels
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 56″ – Top
- 4 – 1×3 at 23-7/8″ – Door Frames
- 6 – 1×3 at 12-3/4″ – Door Frames
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Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.
Cut the pieces for the legs and the center side panels. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes along each long edge of the center side panels. Secure the panels to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The outside face of the panels will be flush with the outside face of the legs.
Cut the pieces for the center shelves. Position the shelves so they are flush with the back face of the legs – leaving the shelves 3/4″ back from the front face of the legs. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the outer side framing and the outer side panels. Drill pocket holes in each end of the framing pieces. Secure the framing pieces to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. the back face of the framing pieces will be flush with the inside faces of the legs.
Set the pocket hole jig for 1″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the outer side panels. Secure the panels to the framing and legs using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the inside face of the legs and framing pieces.
Cut the pieces for the outer side shelves. Cut the notches using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes in each end as shown in the drawing, treating the pieces as left and right – there will be three of each. Secure the shelves to the corresponding outer side and center side using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The front edge of the shelves are flush with the back which also places them 1-1/2″ back from the front face of the legs.
Cut the pieces for the back panels. Secure the back panels over the back of the outer side assemblies using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the piece for the top. The top will be flush with the legs on all sides. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the door frame. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the Plexiglas or acrylic for the doors. Pre-drill a hole in each corner and secure the material to the doors using 3/4″ screws. Install the hinges on the doors, then install the doors in the openings. Install the cabinet pulls.
Finish as desired.
The door panels can also be made of 1/4″ plywood, decorative punched aluminum or speaker cloth. The media console would also make a great console table for the dining room or entryway! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Connor Media Console? Leave a comment below!