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A Custom Media Tower by Request


Plans to Build Matt’s Media Tower

Matt contacted me and asked if I could help with plans for a couple of pieces. I love requests for plans and was more than happy to oblige! The first request is for plans to build Matt’s Media Tower. This is a tall piece featuring six shelves and a door that can be hinged on either side. Build two and you are on your way to one fabulous media center!

plans build matts media tower-Copy

Materials:

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

Lumber:

  • 3 sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/4″ x 75″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/4″ x 22-1/2″ – Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 1-1/2″ x 22-1/2″ – Bottom Supports
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 22-1/2″ x 72-3/4″ – Back
  • 5 – 3/4″ plywood at 18-1/4″ x 22-1/2″ – Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 20″ x 24″ – Top
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 22-1/4″ x 72-1/2″ – Door

plans build matts media tower

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

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

Cut the pieces for the sides and bottom. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each side edge of the bottom. The back side of the bottom is located 1-1/2″ from the bottom edge of the sides. Secure to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

plans build matts media tower-SidesBottom

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the bottom supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the sides under the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Secure the center part of the support with a few 1-1/4″ brad nails through the bottom into the support.

plans build matts media tower-Supports

Step Three

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in each side edge as well as the bottom edge. Secure to the cabinet sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

plans build matts media tower-Back

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the shelves.┬áDrill pocket holes in each side edge as well as the back edge. The shelves will be flush with the back which will make them 1″ back from the front edge of the sides. Secure the shelves to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

plans build matts media tower-Shelves

Step Five

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

plans build matts media tower-Top

Step Six

Cut the piece for the door. Because the door is tall, two sets of hinges may have to be used. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides of the door. Install the hinges on the door, then install the door in the cabinet.

plans build matts media tower-Door

Finish as desired.

The┬áplans to build Matt’s Media Tower are excellent for those new to woodworking. They are easy and straightforward plus the tower can be finished however you choose! Have a request? Ask me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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