View Full Version : Custom Console.

03-28-2012, 06:40 AM
I am planning on building a custom center console in my truck. Probably gonna build it outta pine and then have it covered to match the rest of the truck. It will pretty much house anything to do with my radio setup except for my amp.

I was just looking for any suggestions or comment that anyone might have on the subject. Ideas are appreciated as well and pics of other consoles too.

03-28-2012, 07:17 AM
do a websearch for wingnut consoles for ideas he builds some real nice units he built mine and also builds some nicer ones then mine to

03-28-2012, 07:19 AM
Thanks Doughboy. I will look into that. I have a pretty good idea what I want to do but just looking for any thoughts that others might have.

03-28-2012, 10:36 AM
I found some pics of those consoles and those things are sweet. Gave me some good ideas and found one that is almost exactly what I was planning on doing anyway.

555 BigHorn
03-28-2012, 07:13 PM
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4116/66745530.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/66745530.jpg/)

03-28-2012, 08:48 PM
Problem would be getting a hold of Wingnut...He quit posting over on CB Freq. over a year ago...

03-28-2012, 08:50 PM
i can try to call him

03-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Well only problem contacting him is I dont have the money to go that route. He has some good looking consoles though.

03-31-2012, 09:54 PM
the long one in the center is the one i have with all the bird and stuff mounted in looks good i can give you some measurements off of it if you like something that big

Mistah Gravy
04-10-2012, 12:53 PM
just an FYI,those consoles that you posted pictures of appear as they have a finish coat of some sort of coating.being a painting contractor for 20years i just want to make sure you know that you too should put a coat of finish on any wood that you choose.otherwise you will be building a new one every year depending on which part of the country you live.any cold and humidy will rip that wood to shreds in no time.i live in New Hampshire and every April if i had one that was uncoated,i would be building a new one because of the cold and moisture we get.

in places like Arizona where the air is always dry and warm,you'd need to worry less but still have to consider it.so just make sure you coat it.go to a local paint store and let them know what kind of wood you choose and they'll direct you to the best coating that will give the best protection and also give it the best look.and good luck with it,if you build one like in the pictures it'll be a nice console!

04-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Those are venered and trimmed with a a rubber bead trim

High Voltage Mobile NJ
04-10-2012, 11:17 PM
276 my friend 519 rubber duck nj and his friend are making consoles even better. here is one of them .

Mistah Gravy
04-11-2012, 12:05 AM
wow looks like a nice unit/console.they appear to have a nice little shop going on in there as well.is it a hobby to him or is he in the woodworking business?

High Voltage Mobile NJ
04-11-2012, 12:20 AM
wow looks like a nice unit/console.they appear to have a nice little shop going on in there as well.is it a hobby to him or is he in the woodworking business?

he is a certified luthier in woodworking , and has over $100,000 in tools

D-MAX 2112
04-11-2012, 04:35 AM
Crazy wood shop. i was totally impressed.

04-11-2012, 06:53 AM
That is close to what I am gonna be doing HV. That looks killer. I am trying to keep it as close to stock appearing as possible. If I ever get time to work on the dang thing.

High Voltage Mobile NJ
04-11-2012, 08:45 AM
lol 10-4 rogerrrrrrrrrrrrr bigmic919