Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Parsons Media Armoire

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Parsons Media Armoire! Yahoo the collection continues with another easy build with big style! Xx…Rayan

Estimated Cost 


Dimensions for This Project

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
  • 2 – 1×2 at 6’
  • 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • Door pulls
  • Magnetic catches for doors
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  • 2 – 1×2 at 43” – Base
  • 2 – 1×2 at 15” – Base
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/4” x 46” – Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/2” x 44-1/2” – Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 44-1/2” x 44-1/2” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/2” x 44-1/2” – Shelf
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/4” x 46” – Top
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 22-15/16” x 46” – Doors

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Step 1 

If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the base and the bottom. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces of the base, as well one long edge of each base piece to tattach the base to the bottom. Assemble the base frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws, then attach the base frame as shown to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Step 2 

Cut the pieces for the sides. Drill pocket holes in each shorter end then secure as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. 

Step 3

Step 3 

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in all four edges and position as shown. Secure to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4

Step 4 

Cut the piece for the shelf. Drill pocket holes in the two shorter edges as well as one long edge. Position in the cabinet as shown and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5

Step 5 

Cut the piece for the top. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the sides and back into the bottom.

Step 6

Cut the pieces for the doors. There will be a 1/8” gap between them. Attach the hinges to the doors, then install the doors in the cabinet. The top edge of the doors will be flush with the top of the cabinet.

Finishing Instructions 

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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