Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build the Doors for the Hudson Smart Media and Gaming Console

Jul 19, 2011 12:12pm

The Design Confidential

Hudson Small Media Pt. 3

This plan finishes the Hudson Smart Media and Gaming Console. We covered the plans for building the Unit here, and the Insert with drawer here, now the doors complete the project! Oh she is a beauty. Please remember you are able to request projects and pieces in the Community under the Project Requests and Suggestions Topic. You must be registered to do so, but that only requires and email address and a simple math equation. Not to mention, once you are registered, you can create your own Profile Page under the Mingle Tab and include your blog, web address, picture or logoetc! A great way to have another layer of interaction and branding!

Project Image

Estimated Cost

Under $25


Tape Measure



Kreg Jig - optional

Miter Saw


1 - 1x2 at 8'

1 - 1x2 at 6'

2 - 3/4" Cove Molding at 6'

1 - 1/4" x 3/4" Trim at 8'

1 - 1/4" x 3/4" Trim at 6'

1/4 sheet - 1/4" Ply or MDF at 2' x 4'

1/4 sheet - 3/4" Ply or MDF at 2' x 4'


1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws

7/8" Wood Screws

3/4" Finish Nails or Brad Nails

4 Hinges - Inset

Wood Glue

Wood Filler


Finishing Supplies

Cut List

4 - 1x2 @ 14 9/16" Rails

4 - 1x2 @ 20 1/4" Stiles

2 - 1/4" Ply @ 16 1/16" x 18 3/4" Back Panel

2 - 3/4" Ply @ 14 1/4" x 11 9/16" Front Panels

4 - 1/4"x3/4" Trim at 16 1/16" Trim for Back Panel

4 - 1/4"x3/4" Trim at 20 1/4" Trim for Back Panel

3/4" Cove Molding at 17 1/4" Cove Molding Vertical Pieces

3/4" Cove Molding at 14 9/16" Cove Molding Horizontal Pieces


Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials!

Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices.

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, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Create your Door Face Frame. Use your pocket hole system set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and place your pocket holes on the rails (blue).

Step 1

Step 2

Attach the Back Panel and the surrounding trim for the Back Panel. Use 3/4" Finish Nails or Brad Nails and Glue.

Step 2

Step 3

Add the Front Panel, fasten using glue and 7/8" Screws from the Backside, be sure to countersink for the most professional appearance. Leave 1 1/2" around the perimeter of your Front Panel.

Step 3

Step 4

Miter the corners of your Cove Molding and Fasten around the Front Panel as well as the Back Panel using glue and 3/4" Finish Nails. The dimensions I am giving you below are the longest dimensions and your miter will be inward toward the Front Panel. Hang your doors on the unit using inset hinges. Choose hinges that are easy to install and are affordable for your budget.

Step 4

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School


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