Knowing your Avionics is a big part of enjoying your Flight Simulator. I built a simple Home Cockpit, compatible with prepar3d, X-Plane, Flight Simulator, and Flight Simulator X, in which I could load many different types of Avionics and Gauges for familiarization.
The first step was to obtain the Cockpit Panel. Since this was a simple prototype, I decided to go with Flight Velocity. Their panels are made of good material that is solid, but can also be easily cut through for custom modifications.
The assembly was then mounted on an Ikea table which cost me about $20
And the many different types of configurations can be seen below: