Fit for purpose console shelf

Mar 26, 2020 | Wood Working

As my console and retro gaming obsession began to take hold and with my tiny room to hold it all I had to come up with a easy setup solution. Luckily I had the chance to grab all the left over rimu timber from my poppa’s old shed from our previous projects.

Sizing it up and assembly

Really the one and only part of the build was to size up each console in height and width and make sure each fit on a shelf. Most of the boards were already cut to size so I had a maximum size I could work to. I ended up stacking CD cases and scrap wood to get the correct heights for each shelf. All put 1 were basically the same size.

Once I sized it up it was just a matter of putting some screws in the sides of the cabinet. I went for an “oversized crate” look which made it easy to run cables and worked with what I had in scrap wood.

Finished look

The cabinet turned out pretty well and it is fairly light but sturdy. The only thing that is a bit of a bummer is that the height of shelves is a bit lower that i’d hoped but I was limited in the stock of wood I had. Once you had the Sega CD or the Super Nintendo Floppy unit attached they are too tall.


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