Tv media console with side DVD storage

Submitted by tommybo76 on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:12

I built this media console using mainly 3/4 inch maple plywood which the store cut to 2 foot by 4 foot sections for me. I used 1/2 inch plywood for the doors and DVD storage. Overall I'm happy with the look of the stained plywood, however I may have used a darker stain if I could redo it. I finished with 2 coats of polyurethane in semi gloss. I may remove the drawers and replace with baskets as I am a little unsatisfied with the design I chose which has the front face sticking past the rest of the console. I really like the hidden storage for movies and am overall very happy with this project.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
3/4 maple plywood
Finish Used
Water based stain and semi gloss polyurethane (2 coats)
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 01/09/2014 - 08:00

You could probably fix the drawers to be inset pretty easily. May require repositioning the slides, if you used them, and trimming the face of the drawer to fit inside the cabinet. Unless the whole drawer is glued up, or the full depth of the cabinet - that might make it a little harder. You could also add a design element to the doors - such as a graphic cut out or just a frame that would bring the doors out to the same position as the drawers, so they match. Even just a rectangular frame out of plywood - perhaps stained in a darker color.
Good job!


Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:07

Thanks Bonnie and Pam! I think you are both correct and I will simply modify the drawer design to be inset. They are on slides that should be easy to move/modify and I really like the idea of staining the fronts a darker color!