Four Creative and Geeky DIY Coffee Tables

Four Creative and Geeky DIY Coffee Tables

Sonia Zjawinski
Aug 23, 2010

While we personally like to keep our geeky tendencies hidden within the home, we appreciate the ingenuity it takes to create a nerdified piece of furniture. The coffee table tends to be the easiest way to show off your allegiance, whether its for gaming, computer processors, or LEDs. Below, we take a look at the most impressive executions.

Computer Board Table: When his Intergraph 6880 with Edge II Graphics stopped working, one witty DIYer reused its parts, along with a whole lot of other computer waste destined for the landfill, as design elements within his coffee table. The Computer Board Table consists of two tables. The inside table holds all the computer parts -- boards/drives from old Intergraph 6000 series machines from the late 80s to early 90s -- while the one on the outside works as the exterior frame of the table. Glass was installed on all sides, along with LEDs along the perimeter. "I learned computer modeling, rendering and animation on [the Intergraph 6880] and think of it as a mentor," GuyInMilwaukee told Make.

Playstation Controller Table: This over-sized controller is made out of plywood, MDF, and veneer and topped with glass. The project took the crafter 20 weeks to make and was presented as a final project for school. Our thumbs are getting cramped just looking at those joysticks!

Super Coffee Table: Not only does this table store all your media room essentials within it, but it's super-sized direction pad and A/B buttons actually work to control Mario on your big screen.

LED Pong Table: This tabletop is built with 4,096 LEDs which display a game of Pong controlled by four Atari controllers built into the edges of the table.

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