If you were around in the 1970s, you might recall those compact cameras that used 110 film cartridges. Maker Wesley Treat shows us how he made a coffee table based on the popular (but grainy) film format. He built the super-size Kodacolor cartridge from wood using kerf bending techniques to make the curved sides. Also, his wooden Gonk Droid is awesome.
Awesome Coffee Tables
This brief, time-lapse video shows an artist creating an incredible modern coffee table with built-in LED lighting that reacts to motion. He created its hexagonal cutouts using a CNC milling machine and filled them with resin. We couldn’t find the builder’s name but found a similar design from Axes: Garage.
This convertible coffee table features not one but two liftable sections. The larger one is ideal for a laptop, while the smaller one is great for enjoying a cup of coffee. It’s also got storage space under its lids, a shelf, and two drawers to help keep you organized. Available in light grey, espresso, black, and brown finishes.
Woodworker Ryan Hawkins shows us the time-consuming and laborious process that went into building a truly stunning piece of furniture. He built the 24″ x 48″ coffee table from maple, cherry, and walnut wood, incorporating a herringbone pattern into its top, inspired by a design from cutting board artist MTMWood.
Brad from Fix This Build That shows how he fabricated a coffee table that’s great parties. He built the table from cedar and MDF, and it packs a beer cooler, Bluetooth speakers, and recessed LED lights that animate to the beat of the music. He had a few challenges along the way, but the end result looks great.
This metal coffee table is designed to look like a shipping container. Underneath its surface is a large storage area that can be accessed behind a single sliding door. It measures 26″ D x 47″ W x 18″ H and comes in gunmetal or white finishes. They also sell several other pieces of cargo-inspired furniture in the collection.
Carpenter David Lundell enjoys making furniture that incorporates hidden storage compartments. Each one works like a puzzle box, requiring a specific sequence of actions in order to access its contents. Here’s another version he built for hiding away guns, booze, and a poker set.
Home arcade company Arcade1up has created a tabletop gaming system that lets you play digital versions of board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, and more. It will come in 24″ and 32″ versions, both with a touchscreen with tactile feedback, and Wi-Fi connectivity for downloading games and other content.
Expand Furniture’s Alzare is a coffee table that can easily be transformed into a dining table. It uses a hydraulic lift mechanism and wheels on its legs to adjust the table’s height and footprint. If you need more space, its surface can be unfolded to twice its size.
A while back, we featured Taybles’ awesome, but pricey cassette tape coffee table. They recently launched a Kickstarter to bring down the cost so more of us can enjoy one, complete with the hidden compartment, drink holders, and dry erase top for customizing your mix.