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Old 02-25-2016, 10:21 PM   #1
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Custom center console

I have a small table, that I really don't care for between the drivers & passenger seats. It occured to me that I could use the existing post and hardware, and mount it to a custom console that I would build. I was thinking wood, maybe match the cherry cabinets, a couple of cup holders, slots for phones and IPad, etc. maybe even a hinged storage. It would then be removable, and interchangeable with the table if I so desired. Have any of you done anything similar? I would love to see photos if so! After I get it completed I will post some photos as well, here is one of the area in question.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:16 PM   #2
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Cool Idea. Please keep posting as you progress with this "mod".

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Old 02-26-2016, 02:45 AM   #3
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I'm eager to see your project as well!

I really dislike the center "thingy" on our Hurricane. The cup holders are too shallow and the little indented shelf is useless for anything thicker than a map or 1 CD. Would love to see some creative ideas for the use of this space!
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:06 PM   #4
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Where can we get a new shorter post with tapered ends, like the standard one?
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:36 PM   #5
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Shorter Post for table

I took one of the after market posts to my local machine shop (A good one familiar with welding aluminum) and had he cut 6" out of the middle and re-weld it, cost about 50 dollars and worth ever penny. Aslo got rid of the big table and used a chicago cutlery cutting board for walmart, got a whole saw and cut the cup holder holes in it and put in two cup holders. The little groove around the cutting board catches little things just in case. I am looking or a little railing about 1" with posts to add and fancy it up if you know of such thing.
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:44 PM   #6
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I would love to have a console and/or additional storage between the two front seats....but the wife insists that is the dog's spot. I have to step over a dog bed to get in and out of my seat, lol. I don't even get to use the table that came with the coach.
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:52 PM   #7
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I have a small table, that I really don't care for between the drivers & passenger seats. It occured to me that I could use the existing post and hardware, and mount it to a custom console that I would build. I was thinking wood, maybe match the cherry cabinets, a couple of cup holders, slots for phones and IPad, etc. maybe even a hinged storage. It would then be removable, and interchangeable with the table if I so desired. Have any of you done anything similar? I would love to see photos if so! After I get it completed I will post some photos as well, here is one of the area in question.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:06 AM   #8
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I took one of the after market posts to my local machine shop (A good one familiar with welding aluminum) and had he cut 6" out of the middle and re-weld it, cost about 50 dollars and worth ever penny. Aslo got rid of the big table and used a chicago cutlery cutting board for walmart, got a whole saw and cut the cup holder holes in it and put in two cup holders. The little groove around the cutting board catches little things just in case. I am looking or a little railing about 1" with posts to add and fancy it up if you know of such thing.
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You can find your railing with decorative posts at the local big box hardware store in the cabinet section. They are usually mounted on the top of wall cabinets.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:03 PM   #9
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This is what I did for a center console on our AXIS, it doesn't impact the floor space very much but does add quite a bit of useful storage.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:53 AM   #10
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This is what I did for a center console on our AXIS, it doesn't impact the floor space very much but does add quite a bit of useful storage.

great setup, where did you find the drawer/shelf setup, or did you make it yourself ?
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:27 AM   #11
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great setup, where did you find the drawer/shelf setup, or did you make it yourself ?
Thank you, I tried to find something that would work but I was never able to find anything that I liked so I just made it. The lower part is 1/2" osb with a 1/4" hardboard top wrapped in a carpet scrap from lowes. The drawer and the top is 1/4" hard board with 1/2" pine covered in vinyl I got at the fabric store. I think I have some photos of it being built I'll try to post them .
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:00 PM   #12
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Thank you, I tried to find something that would work but I was never able to find anything that I liked so I just made it. The lower part is 1/2" osb with a 1/4" hardboard top wrapped in a carpet scrap from lowes. The drawer and the top is 1/4" hard board with 1/2" pine covered in vinyl I got at the fabric store. I think I have some photos of it being built I'll try to post them .
After looking through my pictures I realized that I stopped taking them after the base was completed. I also included a few pics of my noise suppression efforts.
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