Tryde Media Console with doors

Submitted by blawson972 on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 15:04

This was my second project. It took a little longer than I wanted because I don’t have a table saw :( I didn’t trust Lowe’s to cut the plywood for me since it needed to be perfectly square and they only guarantee their cuts to be within 3/4" so I had to wait to go to my dad’s house to borrow his, but other than that it went pretty fast!

I kept to the plans for the most part, but I added some trim and cabinet doors. I knew that at my house the inside of that cabinet would be a hot mess in a matter of days, so I wanted to have a way to cover it up! I just used 1x4’s to frame the doors and leftover scrap 1/4" plywood from the back for the faces. I used a router to rabbet out the doors so I could inset the plywood instead of it just sticking off of the back. They turned out pretty good considering they were my first and I had never used a router before! Overall, I am really happy with this one! I’ll be making the matching pieces this weekend - the coffee table, end table, and entry table.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$75-$80 + stain/poly
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
I used Minwax pre-stain wood conditioner, 2 coats of dark walnut oil based stain, and 2 coats of polycrylic in clear satin. It turned out great!
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