I have a 22′ chincoteague scow center console outboard boat. i thought it would be a nice project to build a new wood center console for her, as the existing fiberglass one is pretty generic.. A center console rounds out this design but you could work out many different arrangements for passenger seating or even fit a removable small cabin on her like the honker design. a concept drawing for a little cod 21 houseboat is included in the study plans.. How to build center consoles for boats by will charpentier . ensure that the height and width of the forward panel equal that expressed by the console plans. measure and cut the rear panel of the console from a sheet of 3/4-inch marine plywood. secure the rear panel to the side panels with no. 5 wood screws, each 1.25 inches long..