Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Ridgely Media Console. The simple lines of this are begging for a build with a glossy finish or perhaps a more rustic and weathered finish. I feel like it could go either way and I can’t wait to see which you choose. Please send images to me via email of your completed build, or post a showcase, so we can celebrate your accomplishment! yahoo… Xx… Rayan
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Countersink Bit for Drill
- Router and decorative bit, optional
- Kreg Jig
- 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
- 1 – 1×10 at 6’
- 3 – 1×6 at 8’
- 2 – 1×3 at6’
- 4 – 1×2 at 8’
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 2” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” screws
- 2” edge banding for edges of top
- 7/8” edge banding for edges of shelf and panels
- 5 sets of 16” drawer slides
- 5 drawer handles or knobs
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 1×3 at 28-1/2” – Legs
- 4 – 1×2 at 54-7/8” – Front Frame & Back Stretcher
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 11” x 54-7/8” – Back Panel
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 11” x 17” – Side Panels
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/2” x 54-7/8” – Shelf
- 2 – 1×2 at 17” – Slide Supports
- 4 – 1×2 at 11” – Dividers
- 4 – 1×2 at 15-1/2” – Dividers
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/2” x 71-7/8” – Top
- 5 – ¾” plywood at 7-7/8” x 14-1/2” – Drawer Bottoms
- 10 – 1×6 at 14-1/2” – Drawer Sides
- 10 – 1×6 at 9-3/8” – Drawer Fronts & Backs
- 2 – 1×10 (ripped to 7-3/4” wide) x 10-9/16” – Outer Drawer Fronts
- 3 – 1×10 (ripped to 7-3/4” wide) x 11” – Inner Drawer Fronts
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Cut the pieces for the legs, the front frame pieces, the back panel and the back stretcher. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frames pieces and the stretcher. Drill pocket holes at three sides of the back to attach to the legs and to attach the top.
Assemble the front and back frames as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the side panels. Drill pocket holes along three edges to attach to the legs and to attach the top. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the shelf. Attach to the front frame and back stretcher using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.
Cut the pieces for the slide supports. Attach to the side panels using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The supports will be flush with the inside edge of the legs.
Cut the pieces for the dividers. Drill pocket holes as shown, then assemble using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Attach the dividers to the inside of the cabinet at the spacing shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the top. Spread glue on the surface of one of the pieces. Position the other piece on top and wiggle it a little to create suction, then clamp until dry.
Position on the cabinet with 6” hanging over each side, and flush at the front and back. Attach using glue and 2” pocket hole screws through the pocket holes drilled in the top edges of the sides and back.
Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottoms, as well as the shorter ends of the sides. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.
Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Cut a decorative edge on the fronts, if desired. Attach the drawer fronts to the drawer boxes. For another easy tutorial, click here.
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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