Narrow Media Console Flip Down Doors

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:31
Difficulty
Beginner
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Narrow media console with flip down doors is easy to build.  Free plans by Ana-White.com

Are you looking to dress up your TV but can't find a media console narrow enough to fit your space?  

With TVs and controllers shrinking in depth, you can maximize your space and style by building your own narrow media console.

At just twelve inches deep, this narrow media console transforms the TV into a focal point without stealing valueable floor space.  

Since 12" deep drawers aren't the most useable or practical (especially when you factor in the door back/front/face material thickness), we simplified the design (and build process) with a simple flip down door face.

The results are very useable storage in a very easy to build design.

I teamed up with my sister to get you these free plans below.  Do share if you build, we love seeing your projects!

Ana

Dimensions
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List

7 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long

1 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long

3 - 1x2 @ 6 feet long

6 - hinges like these https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/wrhinoha1.html

6 - magnetic clasps - https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/alcasmagcatc.html

12 knobs

4 caster wheels and screws for installing (NOTE: My sister opted for 2x2 legs instead of caster wheels)

Common Materials
Cut List

4 - 1x12 @ 72"

3 - 1x12 @ 26"

2 - 1x12 @ 34-7/8"

3 - 1x2 @ 72"

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Build the storage box out of 1x12s.  I recommend using 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws to secure everything, hiding pocket holes on insides.  You can alternatively use 2" self tapping screws or 2" brad nails and glue.

Step 2

Make sure project is square before this step.

Attach 1x2 front face frame boards with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

NOTE: To minimize front tipping, also attach 1x2s at top back for securing media center center to wall.

Step 3

Set circular saw blade depth to about 1/4".  Mark lines in 1x12 door faces.  Make false cuts in 1x12s.  TIP: Clamping a straight guide to the 1x12 will help you cut straighter.

Attach hardware, hinges and magnetic clasps.  

 

Attach caster wheels to base.

 

An optional 1/4" back can be added, nail on with 3/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Comments

mariali

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:20

I’m a beginner and would like to tackle this, but I can’t wall mount my television so it will have to sit on top of this with my other half dozen or so electronics inside. How much weight can this bear? What can I do to increase that strength? Also since I can’t mount anything to the wall, what changes can I make to resist tipping? I plan to anchor the TV to the stand. Thank you so much!