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Mid-Century Modern media cabinets don’t have to break the bank. Check out how simple it is to build trendy storage on a tight budget! Hint: it only took one sheet of plywood to build!

Difficulty moderate


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Circular Saw (cordless)
    Circular Saw (cordless)
  • Jigsaw
  • Square
  • Clamps
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Sander


Wood Products

  • 1 Plywood , 3/4" Thick , Full Sheet

Hardware & Supplies

  • 4 Full Overlay Door Hinges
  • 25 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 4 Tapered Legs & Hardware

Cut List & Parts

  • 1 Top , 15 x 34"
  • 1 Bottom , 15 x 34"
  • 2 Sides , 15 x 21"
  • 1 Shelf , 14 1/2 x 32 1/2"
  • 1 Back Panel , 21 x 32 1/2"
  • 2 Doors , 17 x 22 1/2"


  • Check Dimensions

    Check the dimensions of the project to make sure it fits your space.

  • Make Cuts

    Use the cut list to make your cuts.

  • Create Frame

    Create your frame by attaching top, bottom, and side pieces with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.

  • Add Back Panel

    Add back panel with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue.

  • Add Shelf (Optional)

    Add a shelf to your build with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws & wood glue, if needed. I used mine for a 3D printer, so no shelving was added!

  • Create Handle Cut Outs

    Use a jig saw to create cut outs for the door handles. The ones on this particular cabinet are 1/2" wide and 3" tall on each door.

  • Attach Doors

    Use the Kreg cabinet hardware jig to add your full overlay concealed hinges.

  • Add Legs

    Add your legs as per manufacturer directions. Visit my website at for a link to the exact legs used in this build.

  • Sand & Stain

    Stain your piece! Add artwork to the front to help the unit pop!