A living room media center with barn door hardware to die for!
This post is sponsored by Build Something and Artisan Hardware.
For months I have been staring at a half finished console and I just couldn't take it anymore! So I decided to take action and build a massive 10 foot Media Console. Go Big or Go home right? and I am in LOVE.
The best part is that I am sharing the free plans today on Build Something, Kreg Tool's site for free project plans. That's right, you too get to add some pizzazz to your living space! I love that I can hide my TV behind these doors. I think I may need a bigger TV now! The TV pictured is 50" but this media center can fit a 65"!
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This was such a fun build and I really enjoyed trying out some new Kreg tools as well. This was my first time using the Kreg KMA2900 Multi-Mark Multi-Purpose Marking and Measuring Tool and I instantly fell in love. It came in handy while cutting out the notches on the bookcase sides. This is a must have for the shop.
To rip all of my plywood I used the Kreg KMA2700 Circular Saw Track and the Kreg KMA2685 Circular Saw Guide. These two tools are a great alternative to an expensive track saw and the setup takes only a minute or so.
For all my pocket holes I used the Kreg K4MS Jig Master System . This is easily one of my top three favorite tools. I've used it on 95% of my projects and I recommend it all the time.
All of the materials I used on this build were from my local Home Depot. I used Purebond Plywood for the bookcases and select pine for the 1x. Its a little more expensive but a little nicer than regular pine.
Even though I managed to get this built by myself, I would definitely recommend having a second person to assist. Especially when lifting the top brace onto the two bookcases. This thing is huggeeeeee. The pictures don't do it justice.
I think I went back and forth almost ten times when trying to decide on a design for the middle media stand and finally decided on this design. Some good word of advice is to make sure your media stand fits in before constructing the whole thing. Lesson Learned!
One of my favorite and most stressful parts of the build was constructing the doors. I really loved the design I went with but I just couldn't decide on what to do about the color of the doors. I tried three options and finally settled with the two-tone.
I used Behr Ultra Pure White for the X, and Varathane Briarsmoke for the back of the doors. I am 95% in love with it but still not completely sold. So we will see if it stays this way!
If you need a little help on how to install this hardware, check out this video tutorial on how I installed mine.
and the best part is there's a giveaway!!!!
That's right I have partnered up with Artisan Hardware to give one lucky winner the hardware of their choice! So don't miss your chance.a Rafflecopter giveaway
and the winner is Brittan Ornstein!
One final look before you go?
Now head on over to Build Something for the free plans!
Thanks for reading guys. XOXO Ashley