Building a 2 player Pedestal, joy stick help

i got all my buttons, but concered on what would be the best stick top panel is 1/2 i dont want the joystick to sit low, its going to be a fun prodject useing a broken/gutted electric fireplace() the wood part…

the inside will have shelves and Doors to hold console and games…thought it would be a cool idea

Well if you can find them Zippy joysticks are almost-exact clones of the ls-32 only the micro-switches are knock off and the stick sits about 1/2" higher for a bottom mount on (drum roll please…) Wood! Keep us posted on your progress, your right it does look like a fun project:)