I'm not a professional builder. I've taken no courses, but I have looked at photos of consoles online. I've been drawing pictures of our console for a couple of months now, or at least, the console in my head, but yesterday was the first day I actually revved up our circular saw to cut some plywood. I didn't follow any plan for this. Quite honestly, I just made this up as I went, and will probably continue to do so because that's how the creative process works for me.
Here's where my current choices have led me:
1 sheet 1/2" A and B side finished plywood in Maple and Birch (already owned, leftover from kitchen cabinet build, valued at approximately $40)
2 - 1x2 @ 6ft. (previous purchase, valued at $3.50)
2 - 2x3 wire moulding @ 5 ft. (already owned, in garage, unknown use or value)
So far, I used material sitting in our garage leftover from other projects, but the previous price I had paid for all materials so far is $43.50.
Design on paper, measure on wood