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

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Parsons Media Tower! Not much needs to be said about the awesomeness of this collection and these pieces! Yahoo.. Xx… Rayan

Estimated Cost 

$50-$75

Tools 
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink bit for drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
Lumber 
  • 1 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 5 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 1 – sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials 
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • 1 set of hinges
  • Door Pull
  • Magnetic catch for door
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  • 4 – 2×2 at 3-1/2” – Legs
  • 2– 2×2 at 17” – Base Frame
  • 2 – 2×2 at 19” – Base Frame
  • 2 – 1×3 at 17” – Base Inner Frame
  • 2 – 1×3 at 17-1/2” – Base Inner Frame
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/4” x 22” – Base Top & Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/4” x 26-1/2” – Base Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 20-1/2” x 26-1/2” – Base Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/2” x 20-1/2” – Base Shelf
  • 4 – 2×2 at 37-1/2” – Top Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 19” – Top Frames
  • 2 – 2×2 at 22” – Top Frames
  • 6 – 2×2 at 14” – Top Stretchers
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 19” – Top Shelves
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 22” x 28” – Door

 

Instructions 

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

Step 1 

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

Cut the pieces for the legs and base frame. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Assemble the frames as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

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

Step 2
Step 2

Step 2 

Cut the piece for the base bottom. Secure to the inner frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the bottom. The back of the bottom will be flush with the back of the base frame.

Cut the pieces for the base sides and drill pocket holes as shown. Secure to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Step 3 

Cut the piece for the base back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Attach to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
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.

Cut the piece for the base top and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 5

Step 5 

Cut the pieces for the top frames. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces, as well as each end of the legs. Assemble as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. Attach the frames to the base as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 6

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of each piece. Attach to the top frames as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top of the shelves will be flush with the top of each stretcher and frame piece.

Step 7

Step 7 

Cut the piece for the door. Attach the hinges to the door, then install the door in the cabinet. Attach the magnetic catch according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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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