DIY 4 Door Media Console
We recently crashed our little sister’s house and built her a ton of furniture! One of the things she was in need of was a cabinet to house her TV and components. We built her this great console! Not only is it great as a media cabinet, but would also work in any room of the house.
- 1 Board , 1x4 , 96"
- 1 Board , 1x4 , 72"
- 1 Board , 1x3 , 72"
- 3 Board , 1x2 , 72"
- 5 Board , 1x2 , 48"
- 2 Plywood , 3/4" Thick , 96"
- 1 MDF , 1/2" Thick , Quarter Sheet
- 1 MDF , 1/2" Thick , 24" x 24"
- 1 Laminated board , 18" x 72" , 3/4" thick
Hardware & Supplies
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The body of this console is built with 3/4” hardwood plywood. You can have the hardware store rip it to 16” for you to make it easier to get home and make your shorter cross cuts at home. Attach the 3 vertical panels to the longer horizontal panel using wood glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws through 3/4” pocket holes. Make sure your pocket holes are facing in on the two outside panels so they will be hidden when finished.
Next, attach the shelf pieces. These are all equal lengths. Make sure to line them up and attach them square to help attach the doors in a later step.
Attach each shelf using wood glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws through
3/4” pocket holes on each piece. Make sure the pocket holes are facing up which will be the bottom side of the cabinet once standing up.
Build the face frame for the cabinet next. These are whitewood or pine boards cut to size. Attach each piece using wood glue and 1.25” pocket holes through 3/4” pocket holes. The pocket holes should all be facing up which will be the back of the face frame and hidden once attached.
Attach the face frame to the console using wood glue and 1.25” brad or finish nails through the face frame and into the body of the cabinet. The pocket holes will the cabinet on this part to hide them.
Next, attach the back hardwood plywood panel. This is a 1/4” thick sheet of hardwood plywood that we had the hardware store cut to size. Attach it to the back and bottom of the cabinet using wood glue and 1” staples or brad nails.
Build the doors next. You will build 4 identical doors for this cabinet. The door itself is made from 1/2” MDF, but you can also use hardwood plywood. Attach trim the edges as shown using wood glue and 1.25” brad nails through each trim piece and into the wood sheet. Now you can have frun with your finish! You can paint it at this point, or we added some bardwood planks to ours. This is the part where you can really make the cabinet your own!
Attach the top project panel next. Center it on the top of the console and attach it using wood glue and 1.25” brad nails through the project panel and into the top of the console.
If you are staining this panel, you will want to do that before attaching.
We painted our sister’s console Tricorn Black by Sherwin-Williams and stained the barnwood planks and project panel using Golden Oak Stain by Varathane. After painting and staining we attached all of the doors with the hardware. You can check out our website for info on where to find the cute hardware!