Previously we talked about a NES toaster that deftly mimics its video game counterpart. And, now the exalted scope of the Nintendo has come to our living room decor with the Reclaimed/Steampunk Nintendo Coffee Table designed by Bohemian Workbench. Its ‘reclaimed’ credentials are indeed praiseworthy, as the cedar board used for the coffee table was actually salvaged from a dilapidated fence found in Marina Del Rey, California. However, the recycled ambit doesn’t stop here, with the design boasting an assortment of other exotic materials used for the table components.
In its visual scope, the Nintendo Coffee Table replicates the Nintendo controller from 1985; thus having all the details like the D-pad, the select, start buttons and the A, B action buttons. The cross-shaped D-pad is crafted from Katanga, a cast copper cross which was used as currency in parts of Congo in the late 19th century. The A, B action buttons are made from the exposed mechanism of antique clocks.
But the best part is saved for the last – the select, start buttons are ingeniously crafted from vintage AR-15 20 round magazines (used as clips for the famous American semi-automatic rifle of our earlier century). All of these unique features are literally topped off by a 1/4-inch glass slab, while the support legs are made from aged 1/2-inch steel hairpins.
Finally, coming to the commercial side of affairs, the creators to talk about the requirement of heavy crates to transport the tables in tip-top condition. As for pricing, the Nintendo Coffee Table will set you back by $2,300 (with additional shipping charge).
Dimensions: 40″ length x 17.5″ width x 18″ height
All images are courtesy of Bohemian Workbench.