For my final project I decided to move forward with my ammo crate center console idea. For my project I will be combining a sort of militaristic aesthetic for the outside of the console and have not yet decided if I want to paint it. The added components on the outside of the console will most likely be made of durable metals to provide this aesthetic and provide longevity. My plan for the console itself is to have an arm across the top that allows me to open both sides and cupholders in the front of both. Here’s a rough sketch of what I am currently thinking of.
My plan is to incorporate compartments into the console on the inside for organization purposes. I plan to affix the ammo cans individually in the same holes as the previous center console. I haven’t made too many decisions regarding exact dimensions and materials since a lot of that will depend on the materials/resources/equipment that I have access to for manufacturing and assembling but I do know that I will be using a drill and probably many nuts and bolts. I also need to figure out how to put a hinge on the end of both ammo cans and a lock on both.
I wasn’t really sure what other aesthetics could be incorporated or replace the current aesthetics since the aesthetics is mostly being determined by the material options. One alternative I could do is just drop the militaristic aesthetic and make the entire console black and coated in a faux leather while maintaining its water tight performance. This would provide me with some unique opportunities to work with leather and a wider variety of color options. Most likely, whatever decision I make will be heavily influenced by how it looks and how much time I have to work on it. So, for example, I dislike the way that it looks without painting it and once its assembled I will probably go back and paint it or add to it.
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