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Old 12-17-2018, 05:05 PM
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Default Home Brew Center Console

Being frugal I made one out of wood.



I have a definite need for access to small items (eye glasses, handheld radio, patch cords, drinks, etc.) while flying.



It's made from Home Depot poplar 1/4" sheet that was planed down to 1/8" thick.



Construction:
  1. Measure the dimensions and angles of the tunnel cover between the seats.
  2. Cut this profile into the bottom edge of one side piece.
  3. Put that side piece into the plane and draw a seat top profile on it.
  4. Match cut the second console side piece to the first.
  5. Glue the floor pieces between the sides maintaining sides vertically parallel.
  6. Glue the ends between the sides to form a rigid box.
  7. Add mid console dividers and a cover to fit your needs.



The console is a snug slide fit between the seats and is easy to remove.
Enjoy!
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:09 PM
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Very nice job.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:49 PM
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I like that a lot! A perfect rainy day project.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:53 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KJBSouth View Post
Being frugal I made one out of wood.
fru·gal /ˈfro͞oɡəl/

adjective

1. Able to build something nicer than can be purchased.

"It's great to see a homebuilder who is so frugal"
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:25 PM
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That’s beautiful work. Most of my experience is in woodworking so the metal working of the RV has been a shift. Nice to see wood works it’s way tastefully into the final product in some instances. (Not 80’s wood panel van style)
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:45 PM
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Very nice!! You should build and sell these and make a little Avgas money!!
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:12 PM
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I'll take one!!
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:23 PM
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Wow, that is really nice! Great job!
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:09 PM
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Very Nice!
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:00 PM
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I am super jealous, that looks awesome! I want one...take my money!
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