Smith Media Wall Build

Submitted by rbgreene04 on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 21:19

After moving to our new home, we needed an entertainment center to house our TV. I had build a DVD/Bookcase several years ago and I wanted the entertainment center to match design-wise. I was amazed how similar the Smith Media Wall is to the bookcase I built years ago--simple, clean lines with the moulding along the top.

I adjusted the plan to fit our TV and went with one cabinet door on each side instead of two. I also used some leftover beadboard for the cabinet panel inserts. I broke the first rule of carpentry and in a rush to finish, mismeasured the side hutch in comparison to the side base cabinet. (I actually had the correct measurements, I just made a calculation error when reading the plans I quickly drew up. Usually, I'm meticulous with plans, but with so many projects to do, I rushed these plans and hopefully learned from my mistake)

Estimated Cost
It probably cost just under $200 to build. I'm horrible at keeping track of project costs because I try to use scraps from other projects when possible.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
To finish, I used Rustoleum Ebony Stain followed by several coats of lacquer.
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:43

This is a beautiful build, and if you hadn't mentioned the measuring error, I doubt if I would have noticed it. Good job!