In DIY Furniture

To complete the entertainment center, I added a bridge to connect the top of the two bookcases and provide more room for books.  This part of the entertainment center was fairly easy to build, but I was worried that when I put all the pieces together they would not fit or be level.   I measured everything again before I made any cuts just be sure, and to my surprise, everything fit together nicely.

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Entertainment Center Bridge

Supply List:

Cut List:


  • 2 @  53 in


  • 2 @ 6 in

Project Plan:

Step 1:  Attach two anchor pieces (2×8 @ 6 in)  to 53 in bridge with 2 1/2 in screws.  I attached them with 2 inches overlapping the bridge leaving 4 inches to connect to the bookcase.

Entertainment Center Bookcase Bridge

Step 2:  Sand pieces.

Step 3:  Paint or stain pieces.

Step 4:  Attach bridge to bookcases with 2 1/2 in screws.

Entertainment Center Bookcase Bridge


Step 5:  Insert adjustable shelf or attach with pocket holes.

Entertainment Center Bookcase Bridge

Here is the completed entertainment center.  It was a lot of work, but I absolutely love it.

Entertainment CenterSee my entertainment center bookcase and TV console by clicking the pictures below:


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