How to Make a Do-It-Yourself Entertainment Center

To keep tech clutter to a minimum, your television and other media gadgets, such as streaming boxes and DVRs, need a safe and elegant home. This simple DIY entertainment cabinet serves as a solid foundation for a TV and has two sliding doors that can conceal all of your peripheral gadgets, allowing you to not only keep them out of sight but also reduce the frequency with which you clean the electronics. Half of the centre is still available for exhibiting books and treasured curios.
With tapered, flared legs inspired by mid-century modern design, this sleek entertainment centre is just around 19 inches high and rests low to the ground. The main construction material is pre-laminated wood shelves, which eliminates the necessity for painting. This entertainment cabinet would look great in any modern living room or media room.
Instructions
Top, bottom, and side boards must be cut.
Using a circular saw, cut the two laminated shelves to 56 inches in length. Cut two pieces of the remaining cloth to 12 inch lengths. Ensure that each of the two 12-inch boards has one completed (laminated) edge.
Install the Aluminum Channels
Using a hacksaw, cut the two metal channels to 56 inches in length. Run the grooves around the outside edge of the 56-inch boards to serve as guides for the sliding doors. The channel’s outside edge should be flush with the board’s outer edge. Drill four equally spaced mounting screw holes in each channel. Use a countersink bit or a slightly bigger drill bit to carefully bore out the top of each hole so that the screw head sinks flush with the channel. Use four 1/4-inch bugle-head screws per channel to secure the channels to the shelves.
Connect the Legs
Using the included screws, attach two legs 18 inches from the end of each 56-inch board. Rep on the other end.
Sliding Doors: Cut and Finish
Cut two door panels to size at 10 1/2 x 16 inches from the plywood project panel, with the wood grain running parallel to the 10 1/2-inch edges. Sand the good side lightly using fine-grit sandpaper, then wipe away any sanding dust with a tack cloth. Allow the doors to dry after applying your preferred wood stain and sealant.
Install the Cabinet Pulls
Drill two 3 inch-apart holes on each cabinet door. Using the supplied screws, attach the cabinet pulls.
Connect the Side Boards
Place the two 56-inch boards on their edges, 12 inches apart and parallel to one another. Place the 12-inch side boards with the completed edge facing front (toward the front of the cabinet). Each board’s one sliced edge will be facing backward and will be hidden.
One of the 12-inch boards should be placed on the side. Screw three 1-inch screws into the top board and three screws into the bottom board to secure this side board. Make careful you drill the pilot holes and countersink the holes first.
Cabinet doors should be slid into the grooves. Then, on the opposite side of the cabinet, attach the second side board. The white plastic screw covers are used to conceal the screws.