Today I brought out the woodworking tools and attempted to turn my design into something real. I measured the cardboard template carefully and proceeded to cut the wood by the design. A lot of cutting and trimming and fitting and screwing later I came up with this.
I’m not sure if this will be the final design, but for now I’m getting the idea out. Other people have mentioned either covering the console with vinyl or even fiber-glassing over it. Thoughts to consider.