It took us a couple or three years to finally get it done, but we are very happy with the result.
We liked the size and the way it fit, and Kirk went to work in his woodshop using some poplar wood he had in his garage. It was a little bit of an 'L' shape so he glued a piece together using wood glue and a biscuit joiner.
The iPad holder was also screwed and secured with a bolt into the underside of the console. None of the screws or the bolt touched any wood. There was no scratching or contact of metal and wood except for the drilled holes.Then we carefully measured where the screws were going to go in the top of the console. We had to precisely drill the holes over the female inserts. The screws on top were 'counter sinked'. When the screws were tightened, the bottom piece in the cup holder drew up against the cupholders on the underside. On top, the console was tight and secure. No movement at all.
Once we got to Albuquerque, we had a couple of trial and errors on the right tint and color to match the color of the other woodwork in the Roadrunner.
Or, if we decide we want to go back to just the cupholders, we can remove the entire console unit and there are no scratches or screw holes to be seen.
But I think we will use this for a long time...
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