Multi-purpose Entertainment Unit




1. I emailed my cutting list to the supplier and using a table saw they cut it to the precise measurements. I dry fitted my unit.

4. I then transported my wood to school and gave it a light sanding. Using 120 grit sandpaper I lightly sanded the plywood.

5. I joined the veneer using painters tape to create the width that I needed, I overlapped the veneer by 2mm so you wouldn't see the join. When marking I used a metre rule, pencil, square and scissors. I cut the veneer oversize by 15mm each size in case of cracks forming on the edges.This gave me the best possible seamless join.

6. then using an iron i applied my veneer. I put the iron on the 3rd hottest setting and began to iron my pre-glued veneer on with a piece of paper between the veneer and iron for a tutorial on applying veneer go here. I then used a Stanley knife to cut the over hang off. i also used a veneer scraper to remove the visible join.

Step 1:

7. For the drawer I marked the pieces and then asked my teacher to cut them out on the drawer. After that had been done I dried fit them together to make sure everything fits together. When marking out the drawer I used a rule, square, centre punch, hammer and a pencil.

8. For the prepping I first cut the melamine edging to size and ironed it on trimming and sanding of overhang. I then used the drill press to drill my holes. I used 40mm screws with a diameter of 5mm. For by base I used a 5mm drill bit and then for the sides a used a 4mm drill bit so the screw could grip.

9. I drilled my sides using a drill press with a 4mm drill bit and for the base I used a 5mm drill bit.

10. After pre-drilling I used a power drill and a counter sinking bit to counter sink specific holes.

11. When assembling I clamped the frame together using sash clamps and then screwing with a power drill. When screwing the base I flipped it upside down clamping the frame onto the base and began to screw.

Step 2:

11. When assembling I clamped the frame together using sash clamps and then screwing with a power drill. When screwing the base I flipped it upside down clamping the frame onto the base and began to screw.

12. I then dry fitted my whole draw.

13. I then was ready to start domino-ing my joints, I used a domino 6mm wide and 30mm long, I adjusted the settings accordingly and began to domino.

14. I then was ready to start domino-ing my joints, I used a domino 6mm wide and 30mm long, I adjusted the settings accordingly and began to domino.

15. When domino-ing the edges I used quick grip clamps to clamp them into place and began to domino, when domino-ing the faces that were within a 12.5mm range from the edge I turned the piece adjacent to the edge and clamped it down so I could domino without slipping, but when domino-ing a face that was out of that reach I had to mark where the piece was and then flip so it was laying down so it could provide support when domino-ing.

16. I the dry fitted my whole unit together.

17. I then sanded my drawer pieces before gluing.

Step 3:

20. I cut the drawer separate from the base using the table saw. When all of my drawer components were ready to glue I began gluing using sash clamps and f clamps, wiping excess glue off with some wet cotton wool. I started with the frame (sides top and bottom) and then glued my backing with my beading.

21. After my glue had finished drying I began to fit my rails on. I used a 16mm long screw 5mm wide. My setup contained a 2 spacers, a height spacer, a depth spacer and a clamp. I then screwed my rails in the appropriate holes, using a power drill.

22. After the rails were screwed on I began to screw the front drawer plate on. Using a rule square and pencil I allied my drawer cavity in the centre of the front plate. Using quick grips I clamped and held everything on position. I used a 4mm in diameter drill bit and a piece of tape to mark the depth to pre-drill. Before pre-drilling I marked 3 screw spots on the inside front piece of the draw cavity. I began to pre-drill. After I pre-drilled I used a 25mm long by 5mm screw and screwed the cavity to the front plate.

Step 4:

23. I then glued my base, book divider and backing using sash clamps, a square, PVA glue and wet cotton wool.

24. After my drawer was completed I started to make my stools, I marked them out using a rule, square and pencil, I then cut them on the table saw.

25. I then domino jointed the stools I used a 30mm by 6mm domino and used two dominos at each join. I dominoes both of my stools.

26. I then dry fitted them and confirmed that they successfully fit in the unit. After that I cut a brace on the table saw for the stools.

27. I then glued the stools. I used sash clamps and F clamps to provide good grip. I used the brace to keep them square and I used a square to make sure that they were square. I also used wet cotton wool to wipe excess glue.

Step 5:

28. After the stools I began to manufacture the shelves. I started manufacturing the shelves by marking where the screws and dowel are going to go on the back of the backing board and shelves using a pencil, square and rule.

29. I then centre punched all of the markings and began to drill the backing board. For the dowel I bought 9mm dowel so for a tight fit which will prevent sagging of the shelf. I began using the power drill to drill the hole with a 9mm drill bit for a tight fit. I repeated this for the other shelf. Using a square to make sure I was drilling straight.

30. Then using a magazine sheet, thin ply and a hydraulic jack I lined the holes up. I used a level to make sure

everything was level. I raised and adjusted the jack until everything was in place. I then marked the 9mm drill bit with some painters tape.

31. when everything was in place I started to dill through my backing using that hole as a guide and the tape as a guide. I required someone to hold the shelf in place while I drill in case of any movements. After that I then inserted random lengths of dowel to make it more stable for when I drilled my 4mm holes for the screws.

32. I then measured the dowel out using a pencil and cut it on the band saw. Repeating 4 times.

33. I put PVA glue in the dowel hole and on the surface edge and fed the dowel holes in. I put the shelf in place again using the jig to make sure everything is level.

34. Then using the power drill I screwed in my screws, making sure everything was level all the time.

Step 6:

35. After marking the holes using a square, rule and a pencil I began using a power drill with a 60mm (diameter) whole saw I drilled 2 holes just above the shelves.

36. then using sash clamps, F clamps and gravity clamps I clamped my TV top to my backing and book divider. I used cotton wool to wipe excess glue off.

37. Using a rule, square and pencil I marked out were by brackets had to go and then I screwed them in with a power drill.
38. After all of my gluing was done for my project I began to screw my hinges in. using a square, pencil and rule I marked were my hinges had to go and then with a power drill I screwed them in.

39. Using the power drill I screwed the castors on each corner. I placed a washer in between the screw head and the castors plate.

40. I then started to sand my unit and get all of the dirty marks off. I used 120 grit sand paper and then moved to a 230 grit sand paper.

41. I then used a cloth and applied 2 coats of wax on the whole unit.



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    3 years ago

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    4 years ago

    That is very cool. U put veneer on the drawer, I think veneer that would match the wood put on all the edges to cover the fact that it's plywood would be an awesome finishing touch. Make it look more professional

    Smart unit, i could really see this making someones life easier if they were to live in a small house.


    Reply 4 years ago


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Amazing detailed project, great step by step photo's - aesthetically pleasing and functional at the same time...Kudos to you, for exceptional piece of outstanding furniture. LOOKS BRILLIANT !!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    "WOW" how ingeniously thought out, so versatile, so many practical pieces to be used for so many purposes and it all neatly tucks away into one stylish designer sleek unit. Such a clever design piece for a small space, yet when guess come over it double up as extra seating and a coffee table. Your construction process is well easy to follow, very detailed. Your abilities as a designer show endless possibilities. Congratulations, you deserve every success!!!! Lyd

    Woah this looks like an intense project! Good job on the explanations, and well done on completing it. Thanks for sharing!


    4 years ago

    Excellent job and well written!!


    4 years ago

    very versatile and contemporary, luv it!