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Media Cabinet



MEDIA CABINET


I finished up this space this weekend and I couldn't be happier how it turned out!! I still need to do some touch ups with the decor on the shelves BUT it is starting to take shape! 

BEFORE:


AFTER:




Below is a outline on how to build the 87" media cabinet. The variations of this cabinet are endless!! As always take precautions when building. Always use safety gear. Always  double check your measurements. Wood can be tricky and sometimes the given measurements can be off. ALWAYS measure before you cut. 


Supplies:
1-3/4"x4x8 Sheet of Plywood
1-3/4"x2x4 Sheet of Plywood
3-1x2x8
2-1x3x8
1-1/4" pocket hole screws
1-1/4" nails

Wood glue
Sand paper
Stain/paint/seal

For doors and drawers:
1- 3/4"x15"x8' project panel
1-1/4"x2'x4' plywood
(use left over  3/4" plywood from 2x4 sheet)
8 hinges
1 drawers slide
5 pulls

TIP: Ask the hardware store to cut the 4’x8’ sheet of plywood into 15” horizontal strips.


Step 1: 
Cut 4 @ 20”


Cut 2 @ 87”       
          



Step 2:
Drill pocket holes in 1 SIDE  top & bottom of the 20" boards.

Step 3:
Attach 20" sides to 87" top and bottom. Attach with 1-1/4" pocket-hole screws and wood glue.



Step 4: 
Using a 1x3 (or left over plywood) measure and cut back supports.  Attach using pocket-holes and wood glue.




Step 5:
Using 1x2 measure and cut your trim. Creating a face frame around your cabinet.

Step 6:
Using leftover plywood cut 4 @ 7-1/4x 14". Glue and nail 2 together creating 2 "legs". Once glue has dried drill pocket-holes into the legs & attach 14" from each side to bottom of the cabinet.

       



Step 7:
Attach bottom trim. Using 1x3 (blue) measure and cut the horizontal trim and using 1x2 (red) cut the vertical trim.

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Step 8:
Measure and cut middle shelf. Attach with pocket-hole screws. Once shelf is screwed in. Attach measure and cut 1x2 trim.


Step 9:
Build your doors and drawers. This is a whole post by itself. What I did was: Cut down a project panel to create slab looking doors. My doors were 13-3/8" wide and 18-1/4" high. Attach your doors according to the directions on the hinges. I bought these hinges .
Drawers can be complicated-but as along as you take careful measurements and ensure that it's square then it should work out. Key word "should". I'll create a separate post on how to do this. 






Step 10: 
Sand, finish and seal your project. Add desired pulls.



Hope you enjoyed this project! As always, if you build this project tag me on social media! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
-Erin




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