Best way to mount video game controllers to a shelf?

I don't know if this is the right place. The forum structure is confusing. Anyways, I'm building a shelf (well, it's a bit more than just a shelf) to hold all of my video game consoles. I'm planning to make an instructable for the shelf as well, but I've hit a roadblock. I want to mount all of my controllers to the shelves in front of their respective consoles. The shelves themselves are 5/8 inches thick, so I may have to be a bit conservative with drilling and the like. Anyways, the hooks have to be different for each console, since the controllers are all different shapes and sizes. Also, I want it to cost effective. I'm not planning on spending $45 just to mount controllers to a shelf. I was thinking of using some sort of wire that isn't malleable enough to bend under the weight. I could form them to the shape I need and it'd probably work pretty well. I just need some way of mounting them. I could maybe drill holes of the same size and put the wire in there, but who knows what that would do to the shelf integrity. Basically, I'm either asking for some ideas for mounting the wires to the shelf, or other ways of mounting the controllers themselves to the shelf. Any and all help is welcome. I apologize if this is in the wrong forum.

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NachoMahma8 years ago
. Hook and loop (Velcro)?
Littlegator (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
Could you be a bit more descriptive? >_> I'm sorry, but my imagination isn't too great...
. Glue a piece of hook fastener on the shelf and a piece of loop on the controller. If you're not sure what Velcro is, Google it.
Littlegator (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
Oh, haha, I thought you mean some sort of combination of hooks an velcro. >_> Well, I'm a collector, so I don't want to do anything that will deface the controller.
. How about coat hanger wire? Drill a hole in the shelf about an inch or so from the front edge and just slightly larger than the wire). After forming the wire, push it through the hole and bend the end so it won't pull back through.
. Plastic tubing over the wire may help prevent scratching the controllers.