As of recently, I have been finding myself completely obsessed with mid-century modern sideboards and media cabinets. It’s almost like a disease. I just stare at them and wish I could afford the upwards of $1,000 price tag that exists on some of these beautiful units. Then opportunity knocked when I was challenged to create a cool project from only one sheet of plywood. Taa-daa! Easy modern media cabinet for literally 1/10th of the price including hardware and finishes!
Update: This build now has TWO versions! Keep reading to check them both out!
How To Build An Easy Modern Cabinet (With 1 Sheet Of Plywood)
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Looking for the updated plans for this build? Check them out on my plans page!
So, when I first built this cabinet, this is how it turned out!
Now, four years later… here’s my newest attempt!
For those of you who have a small shop like me, this can sound scary. But, I promise it’s not! I was actually able to cut every piece for my project without using my table saw or miter saw! I actually propped my plywood outside on some sawhorses and made my first few cuts with my Kreg Rip-Cut.
I then made my shorter, detailed cuts with my Kreg Accu-Cut Track Saw System. This tool allowed me to cut perfectly straight lines without worrying about creating a guide or trying to lift the sheets onto my table saw. So. Freaking. Easy.
As for the paint and finishing on this project, I used iron-on edgebanding to hide the seams in my plywood and acrylic paint and painter’s tape to create the pattern (tutorial coming soon)! The cabinet doors were hung with Kreg’s Concealed Hinge Jig and full overlay hinges. As for those sexy legs? I found those at Ikea for $20 (for the whole set).
Looking for the stencil pattern I used for the update version? Check out the Etsy shop I purchased the design from here!
Okay, enough shop talk… if you’re ready to build your own media cabinet out of one sheet of plywood, you can find the plans here!
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