My table is a tool; I use it to efficiently and effectively make parts whether they’re one-off or in multiple batches.
Made something for myself for once.
I want to preface by saying, it’ll be another year or so until I build my own simulator cockpit in our guest bedroom so I needed something to place my new flight stick and throttle on.
Had just ordered these -
Since my gaming PC is in our master bedroom on a rather small desk, it’s difficult being able to utilize my stick and throttle and be comfortable at the same time so I started drawing something up -
The idea was just to cut legs out, bolt them together with hardware that contrasts with the legs, and add a ‘classic’ look to it with some wood on top.
Getting to work on those legs, best part is I got these three 4’ x 1.5’ sheets of steel for free -
Used the second one as part of a side job, not to mention cutting the feet out with as well.
I don’t like doing signs so you’ll rarely see my scrap with sign cut outs -
Mocking things up, and just confirming the inside width matches with CAD.
Here you’ll see the initial rear foot I was going to use, as well as aluminum rod I ordered on Amazon -
With the new wider rear foot cut as well as the aluminum rod, I bolted it up and got ready for welding -
Let it sit for awhile to cool, then took it outside for some pics -
Being a personal project, it was all about keeping this as cheap and effortless as possible so I just put a coat of some rustoleum rust inhibitor -
Forum member hooked me up with some nice walnut -
Just mocking up for size -
Chopped off a nice chunk, this is some nice wood -
Put a radius on each corner -
And picked this up at Home Depot, really love the way it came out -
After she sat for a good 24 hours, I was happy with the end result so I through it all together -
I would post a picture with the flight stick on top however the forum does not let me upload it even though it is the same resolution as the pictures above
Would’ve been cutting out the legs for my throttle but since my setup has been down, I’ve taken a break. Need to fulfill orders soon as my table is back up and running.
Not bad for a $17 project!