Entertainment Console

DIY Entertainment Console Plans Rogue Engineer 1

We recently built our son a new queen bed and loft to go over it. But we didn’t stop there. Since he’s always looking for a good spot to display sports trophies and lego builds, we decided to replace his dresser with an entertainment console that has the storage of the dresser built into it. The design I came up with has tons of added storage and some nice shelving space to display his things as well as a spot for a 42in TV. Read on to see how it came together and don’t forget to check out the project video!

Time to Complete

1 Wknd

Estimated Cost

$400

Skill Level

Intermediate

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Dimensions

DIY Entertainment Console Plans Dimensions

Time needed: 2 days.

This tutorial will walk you through the steps to build an entertainment center with 9 drawers and space for a 42″ TV.

  1. Plywood Cut List


    For this plywood you can go with a birch or maple, however a walnut or oak veneer would look great as well. Using a straight edge guide and a circular saw, break down the plywood as shown.

    DIY Entertainment Console Plans Plywood Cut List

    Kreg Straight Edge Guide

  2. Plywood Cut List


    For the drawer bowes, a pre-finished UV plywood will take the finishing out of process and provide a durable, good looking drawer box. The long strips will be needed in the next step but the cuts for the drawer boxes are approximate and should be verified after step 3 is completed. See this drawer box tutorial for more info.

    DIY Entertainment Console Plans PF Plywood Cut List

  3. Base Assembly


    DIY Entertainment Console Plans Step 1

    Kreg Jig 720 PRO

  4. Installing Shelving


    DIY Entertainment Console Plans Step 2

  5. Cutting the Back


    DIY Entertainment Console Plans Step 3

  6. Installing the Back


    DIY Entertainment Console Plans Step 4

  7. Assemble Drawer Boxes


    To learn more about sizing and constructing a simple drawer box please refer to the simple drawer box tutorial.

    DIY Entertainment Console Plans Step 5

  8. Installing the Drawer Boxes


    DIY Entertainment Console Plans Step 6

    Kreg Drawer Slide Jig

  9. Installing the Drawer Fronts


    DIY Entertainment Console Plans Step 7

    For the drawer pulls, since my son is into hockey, we made them from old broken hockey sticks. For this we used aluminum tub as spacer and screws through the sticks, spacers and into the drawer front and box.

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