Tryde Media Console

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 20:36
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From our beloved Tryde Collection, now with storage! Special thanks to Stephanie for sharing her amazing photo!

I've been promising everyone a media console that matched the Tryde Collection for quite some time.  But what could be rustic enough, substantial enough, to go with our Tryde Collection?

This fall season, I've noticed a strong trend for less adornment, more sturdy structure.  And I couldn't be more excited, I'm personally a big fan of Early American Furniture styles.

Wait a second, are we already talking about fall?  Yikes, I'm not ready!

And here is from Stephanie! I absolutely love the antique white finish! Thanks so much for sharing, Stephanie!

I hope you spend a second over at our Tryde Collection, because many, many readers have been successful with this collection, and the media center builds on the success you've had with those tables.

Dimensions are shown above.


Shopping List

1 - 3/4" Plywood or MDF, cut into strips 15 1/2" wide, 8 feet long (referred to as 1x16 boards)
1 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
3 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
3 - 2x4 @ 9 foot stud length
1 - 1/2 sheet of 1/4" plywood
1 - 4x4 post, untreated

Common Materials
2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

Please see the PDF for the full cut list.

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

Please reference the PDF attached to this post for the instructions.


Christy (not verified)

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 03:02

Hey thats really good to see ? Just a quick question, can we use some plywood while creating this type of cabinet? how it would look like ?
Though i bought my bedroom furniture with a plywood table, i doubt how this cabinet would feel like.

Jennifer Doherty (not verified)

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 03:59

This is beautiful! I don't need a tv console, but now I'm wishing I could get rid of mine and build this!!! Hahahahaha!

Quick question though... On step 8, you mention marking a screw pattern so it looks decorative attaching the top boards. Why wouldn't you just screw from underneath? Or is that much easier SAID than done?

Stan and Julie… (not verified)

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 04:59

not sure if you noticed but your pdf still says "storage bed tower" from the last post...

Ana White (not verified)

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 06:46

Jennifer, you absolutely could screw from underneath . . . better yet, build your tabletop with pocket hole screws first, than glue and attach with just a few screws from underneath. However, I try to give the absolutely easiest method, and then hope people with more advanced skills/tools can make the customizations that they want. The main issue I see with screwing from underneath is not getting your drill inside those cubbies.

As far as screwing from the top, be aware that even the Pottery Barn Hyde Collection has screws showing at the end of every single top board, its part of the look and the character of the piece. You won't need many screws with the right application of glue, two per end would do.


Kristy Evans P… (not verified)

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 18:31

I just built the Tryde Coffee Table tonight and will be making the other pieces in the collection hopefully in the next week. I was so excited to see this tonight because we were talking about what we could do for a media center. I love these plans. I'm confused though... Are there no plans for the top piece yet or did I miss them somewhere along the way? Thanks for the great plans! You've inspired a few girls to get out and build something as the hubs sit back and watch... and laugh a little.

Jeremy (not verified)

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 12:12

I have built the Tryde Coffee Table and the Tryde end tables, both are easy and look great. I am considering making the Media Console. Will you be posting plans for the top half? I can only find plans for the lower half.

Andrew (not verified)

Fri, 10/08/2010 - 08:13

Thanks — these plans look great! I'm putting together a shopping list even now for an embiggened version (my home theater equipment is too deep for a 15.5" box). However, I noticed while trying to download the plans that they're in Scribd's "Archive" section, which recently was put behind a paywall. Would it be possible for you to make these plans available another way?