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