I've struggled with storing my PS4's accessories for a really long time. I live in a small room, and the surfaces I do have are usually taken up by a lot of stuff, mostly all of my game boxes and controllers. In one of my classes at school, we were given an opportunity to make something we wanted to, as long as it was cost effective. I took it as a great chance to make something to help solve this issue. In this instructable I'm going to walk you (the reader) through how to make this handy little creation, what things you will need to do so, as well as some common mistakes to look out for.
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Step 1: Tools and Materials
Materials you will need:
- One 2'x2' 1/2" piece of Plywood
- Medium 1" Wood Screws
- Two Silver Metallic Compact Hooks
Tools you will need:
- Power Drill
- Skill Saw
- Band Saw
Step 2: Step 1: Measuring Peices
I had to measure my pieces twice because I messed up the first time. You will need to measure out the following on plywood:
- One 7" x 15" piece
- Two 3.5" x 9" pieces
- Two 3.5" x 6.5" pieces
- One 6.5" x 9" piece
The one 7" x 15" piece will be used for the controller holders, and the rest will be used to make a sort of box to hold game cases . And remember to double check your measurements in case they may be off.
Step 3: Step 2: Cutting Your Pieces
I would suggest starting off by cutting the largest piece with a skill saw and then doing the rest of the pieces with the more precise band saw. After you cut the pieces the edges will be very rough. To avoid splinters, I would suggest sanding the edges a little to make them smoother.
Step 4: Step 3: Drilling and Assembly
Assembling the Controller Station:
With the 7" x 15" piece of plywood set horizontally, use a marker to place two dots 3.5" from the sides and 1/2" from the top of the board. These points will be where you screw the two compact hooks in using the drill and two wood screws.
Assembling the Case Box:
The box will be using the rest of the pieces you cut. The 6.5" by 9" will be the base or floor of the box, and the other four pieces will make up the walls of the box. Use two screws to attach each 6.5" piece to the base of the box,and two more screws to attach them to the 9" pieces. You can also screw the 9" pieces to the base for more stability.
Attaching the Controller Station to the Box:
Decide where you want the controller station to be attached to the box and draw a line where you want it to be. You can drill through the box to see where you need to use the screws. On the inside of the box, drill in a screw until it is almost smooth against the box's interior.
Advice: Try not to drill into the wood to fast, it can potentially cause the wood to splinter if you're not careful!
Step 5: Final Product!
Congratulations! If you followed this intructable correctly, you should have something similar to the image above! For me, this was my first time actually working with things like saws and drills. I had a lot of fun with it and would consider making something new in the future. I am considering perhaps painting my storage the iconic Playstation black and blue. However, if you chose to paint it feel free to do so with whatever colors you like, and thank you for using my intructable! If you have any questions or would like to tell me about your results, feel free to leave a comment.
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