Restoration Hardware Inspired Media Console

We got some new furniture and realized that the TV stand we currently have just wasn't going to work. We found a media console at Restoration Hardware that we really liked (…). Well, we liked everything but the $1,300 price tag. With a couple sheets of 3/4 plywood, some 1x3's, 1x4's and 1x6's we built this for a fraction of the price. We even modified it so the two side doors have speaker mesh instead of solid panels so we can enjoy the sound without the eyesore of the speakers.

The stain is still drying so I don't have a final installed photo.

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Once built, I beat it with chains, burned it with a torch and put one coat of MinWax Dark Walnut.
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:23

I was curious if you had any kind of plans for this peice or if you could at least tell me what sizes of wood you used. I am very interested in building this!


Thnak you,




Sat, 03/14/2015 - 08:18

I am trying to build a similar style cabinet with the middle part coming out. Could you please let me know, since the middle section of the cabinet comes out, is the bottom and top cut out of one piece of wood? You can email me at Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much! Erika


Mon, 01/25/2016 - 08:33

I see several people have commented and asked for plans, but no one has responded :(


Sun, 10/16/2016 - 20:00

 Hello! This is a beautiful piece. Would love to see the plans, if they are available. Please let me know! Thank you!