RE: building a center console for my boat
Go for it ! ! I went thru the same when looking at hardtops.------Ended up building one 7 ft. wide X over 8 ft. long , two inches thick, hollow inside for wires, etc. With 1 1/4 stainless tubeing, it was less than 400 bucks for materials. I used plywood with glass over it and white gel coat over that. I Got ten years out of it and it was siill on the boat when i sold the boat 2 years ago. Also was a fun project. Go for it , Good luck.