Step 6: Woodwork and Finished Cabinet
Diagonal cuts were carefully made with jigsaw, on pre-taped lines, as to not chip the fragile oak sandwich wood.
Putting the pieces together was done with (many) woodscrews and internal support lines, in a way that no screws show on the cabinet exterior.
Only minimal painting was required, keeping the cabinet with a warm natural oak look and feel.
The sturdy HotRod controller was screwed from the bottom to its base wood plate, and instantly became part of the structure.
The net weight of the wood, the 19" Monitor, and the wide 2" base and 2" supporting triangles, resulted with a solid cabinet that easily sustain kicks and joystick push/pull during the heat of the game.