In order to transform my bookcases into an entertainment center, I designed a TV console. This project was significant for me because it was the first time I designed a building project on my own. In order to make everything match in the entertainment center, I used the same material (2×12), the same style door, and included adjustable shelves.
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- 3- 2x12x12
- Kreg Pocket Hole Jig (Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System)
- 2 1/2 in pocket hole screws (Kreg SML-C250-50 2-1/2-Inch #8 Coarse Washer-Head Pocket Screws, 50 Count)
- Kreg Shelf Pin Jig (KREG KMA3200 Shelf Pin Drilling Jig)
Cut List (All lumber is 2×12):
- 3- 50 in
- 2- 34 in
- 2- 25.5 in
- 2- 16.5 in
- 1- 14 in
Step 1: Attach console top to sides using pocket holes.
Step 7: Attach to bookcases. I used 2×3’s as spacers on the back of the bookcases. I did this so the console sticks out a few inches from the bookcases. Then I attached the console with 2 inch screws.
Step 8: Attach doors to console (See www.shanty-2-chic.com for the inspiration for the doors I made. In order to fit the TV console, I used 5 1×2 boards and 4 1×4 boards).
See my entertainment center bookcase and bookcase bridge by clicking the pictures below: