Modified Benchmark media console

Submitted by venus_xyz on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 16:32

The plans were totally wonderful! 

This was the first major build since building the clara table and chair. So I am pretty much a novice. Toughest part was keeping things square. Even though it is far from perfect, we just totally love it. 

I left the top shelf open for media requiring remotes and changed the doors to look like apothecary doors. 

I ended up having to make the doors twice because the first time I used 3/4" plywood with 1/2" strips for the faux doors. The door was so thick - I couldn't find hinges anywhere that would work. So I redid the doors with 1/2" plywood and 1/4" strips. Used the same hinges Ana suggests. 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$250 including paint
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Home made chalk paint from Behr Baked earth, Glaze using Martha Stewart tintable glaze mixed with black acrylic paint, Johnson's paste wax.
Table top - Rustoleum Kona with Minwax poly in semi gloss.
Knobs are from Hobby lobby.
Recommended Skill Level


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