Venice, CA-based woodworker Charles Lushear has completed a noble undertaking: he’s built a 42″ x 18.25″ all hardwood coffee table in the visage of an original NES controller. Maple, walnut, and mahogany provide for natural color variation (light, dark, and medium, respectfully), and the whole case is held together by strong, perfectly cut dovetail joints.
Oh, and it also functions as a WORKING NES CONTROLLER.
“Nintendo NES controller coffee table. Made from maple, mahogany and walnut with dovetail joinery and mid century modern legs. This table fully functions as a Nintendo NES controller and can be used to play games with the glass removed. The cord is retractable from underneath. The demonstration video is currently being produced and will be posted soon on youtube and bohoworkbench.com Dimensions: 42″ length x 18.25″ width x 18″ height”
The figure on those walnut panels is especially striking.