media bookcase woodworking plans
Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
One sheet of ¾” plywood
One piece of trim at 3-1/2” wide by 16”
1-1/4” pocket hole screws
1-1/4” brad nails
2 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/2” x 29-1/4” – Sides
1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 29-1/4” – Back
1 – ¾” plywood at 3-3/4” x 14-1/2” – Kick Plate
3 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 18-3/4” – Shelves
1 – ¾” plywood at 16” x 20-1/4” – Top
1 – 3-1/2” trim at 16” – Front Trim
Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save our plans, be sure to check back before starting your build, to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans. 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.
Cut the pieces for the sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the top edge of each piece.
Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in the side edges, as well as the top. Attach the sides to the back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the kick plate. Drill pocket holes in each end then attach to the lower front edge using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in the side edges as well as the back edge and secure to the cabinet at the spacing shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the holes drilled in the upper sides and back. The top will overlap by ¾”.
Cut the piece for the trim then attach to the lower front using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired.