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Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:40 pm
by SuperDerpBro
I have a space on my desk to the left of my main 27 inch monitor. The space about 23 inches wide. The other side has a secondary 24 inch monitor and then my gaming PC.

I am trying to think of a way to get a few HDMI consoles in that space (without standing them on their sides). I would like to have, from bottom up, my small form factor PC (for emulators). og360, PS3 Slim, ogPS4. Probably add a Wii U soon.

Anyone got any ideas? They used to sell console stackers in the PS3/360 days and i actually had a couple but sold them :/.

Re: Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:40 am
by marurun
SuperDerpBro wrote:I have a space on my desk to the left of my main 27 inch monitor. The space about 23 inches wide. The other side has a secondary 24 inch monitor and then my gaming PC.

I am trying to think of a way to get a few HDMI consoles in that space (without standing them on their sides). I would like to have, from bottom up, my small form factor PC (for emulators). og360, PS3 Slim, ogPS4. Probably add a Wii U soon.

Anyone got any ideas? They used to sell console stackers in the PS3/360 days and i actually had a couple but sold them :/.


Get some of those plastic or metal stackable in/out trays like people keep on their desks.

Re: Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:27 pm
by SuperDerpBro
That's actually a clever idea! However, looking around i cant find any that would fit consoles :(. PS4, for example, is almost 11 inches wide, 2 inches tall and 12 inches long.

EDIT: This one is a bit wide but something like this may work https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/seville-cl ... 0196308925

Re: Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:15 pm
by SuperDerpBro
Looking around for TOO long. Can't find anything "perfect" lol. Guess i will just buy some black wire shelves, zip ties, and do what i did last year. Hopefully new ones will be less bent than the thrift store ones i used and look better hehehe

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Re: Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:25 pm
by Ziggy587
Is making something out of the question?

If you were to make such a thing out of wood, a drill and a circular saw is really all you need.

You could make something neat out of plexiglass. You can cut plexiglass fairly easily by just scoring it with a blade (use a straight edge) and snapping it. You can assemble the pieces with super glue. That could look pretty neat, and would be fairly easy to do.

Re: Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:10 pm
by SuperDerpBro
Ziggy587 wrote:Is making something out of the question?


Pretty much lol. I would LOVE to be able to build all kinds of things but i would just make a huge ugly mess. heh

Re: Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:44 pm
by Ziggy587
Aw man, I wanted to see some game consoles on a plexiglass shelf !

Re: Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:53 pm
by CRTGAMER
SuperDerpBro wrote:
Ziggy587 wrote:Is making something out of the question?
Pretty much lol. I would LOVE to be able to build all kinds of things but i would just make a huge ugly mess. heh

I built custom shelves using leftover laminate wood flooring and vertical wood legs. So easy, all that is needed is a handheld back saw (if no table saw) and finish nails. Each layer stacks on each other allowing easy expansion. For your consoles, the thin flooring keeps the shelving space saving and the vertical legs allow for air cooling.

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Re: Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:28 pm
by SuperDerpBro
Hmmm.. that would actually be perfect if it was a little deeper and a little less wide. Can you give me slightly more detail?

Buy cheap hand saw
Buy finishing nails
Hammer - check
What kind of wood?
How does a dummy like me make it square? haha.

My brother is actually a carpenter. Well Ice Road Trucker ATM but mostly carpenter. But i have not wanted to bother him with silly game stuff. Maybe i will.

Wish you cold still buy these. Used to have 3 :(

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Re: Ideas for multiple consoles next to a monitor on a desk?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:06 pm
by Ziggy587
SuperDerpBro wrote:What kind of wood?


Pine.

SuperDerpBro wrote:How does a dummy like me make it square? haha.


With a square.