Old tech, new tables

Two rather gorgeous examples of recycling the most unexpected stuff as furniture.

The hard drive coffee table.

The Hard Drive Coffee Table top is an original 26″ diameter hard drive platter from an early storage device (circa 1970). The center hub of the platter is solid aluminum. The custom-created pedestal is also solid aluminum; a cylinder measuring 5.9″ in diameter and 18.5″ in length. It has a machined top and bottom to fit into the hard drive hub and base, respectively. The base is a solid aluminum 12″ diameter, 1.75″ high round obtained from a now-defunct government laboratory. Four bolts are screwed into tapped holes in the pedestal in order to secure the hard drive platter and the pedestal is press-fit into the base. It is covered with standard 1/4″ table glass. The completed design measures 19.5″ high and weighs 64 pounds.

The small bomb table.

The first time you ever heard the phrase “smart bomb”, you might have wondered what a “dumb bomb” was, or if one even existed. Well, they do, and the Mk-81 is an example of an old-fashioned dumb bomb. While they last saw action in the Vietnam War, they are sure to see plenty of action near your bar, in your game room, or even as a conversation piece in the living room of as the perfect end table for an aviation enthusiast.The Mk-81 Small Bomb table comes with a tempered glass top.

via BoingBoing and Treehugger

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