Long Modern Media Console or Entertainment Center

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DIY Modern Media console with free plans. Easy to build from plywood with reclaimed wood doors.

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"This console table was a pretty easy build and looks great. We had the lumber store rip the boards to the size we needed. We used solid maple boards instead of plywood. We mitered the corners to avoid seeing end grain. Followed the plans pretty close. Used 6" hairpin legs from Amazon painted antique bronze to match handles. Very pleased!"

We used cedar fence pickets for the doors because we didn't have any pallets, and I love how they add texture (and are also very economical)



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Long Modern Media Console or Entertainment Center

modern entertainment center long
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Shopping List
  • 1 sheet of 3/4" plywood (for white painted finish choose maple or birch hardwood veneer) ripped into strips 15-3/4" wide
  • Matching edge banding for front edges (25' roll)
  • 2 - 1x6 @ 72" long (can use cedar fence pickets or pallet boards 5-1/2" wide
  • 2 - 8' long 1x2s (for base, can also use hairpin legs or other materials for base)
  • Two sets concealed euro style inset hinges like these
  • 2 knobs or handles
  • 1/4" plwood (full sheet) for back
  • 3/4" nails or staples for attaching plywood to back
Cut List
  • 2 - 3/4" plywoood @ 15-3/4" x 70" (top and bottom)
  • 3 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 16-3/4" (sides)
  • 1 - 3/4" plywood @ 15" x 16-3/4" (hidden divider)
  • 1 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 22-1/2" (exposed shelf)
  • 2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15" x 22-1/4" (hidden shelves)

BASE with metal - can also use hairpin legs or similar

  • 2 - 1x2 @ 56-1/2"
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 12-1/4"
  • 4 - 1x2 @ 6" DOORS
  • 6 - 1x6 @ 22-1/2"
Cutting Instructions

Rip full sheet of plywood into strips 15-3/4" wide. Cut all pieces 15-3/4" wide, cutting largest pieces first, from these ripped pieces. You will then need to cut the additional hidden shelf pieces down to 15" width from the scraps.

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Iron for Edge Banding


Step 1

Apply edge banding to front edge of all exposed plywood pieces. Build the box with exposed pieces with Kreg Jig on 3/4" pocket hole setting, attach with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Cut back to fit and attach with glue and 3/4" nails or staples. Paint white.

Step 2

Build base with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Paint base black.

Step 3

Attach base to the bottom of the project.

Step 4

Add hidden divider. Also add smaller shelves. You can can use pocket holes to attach or 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 5