Ultra Awesome: NES coffee table!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

NES coffee table!

The last few posts I made have displayed some of the older videogame-related projects that I have worked on in the past, now it's time to show off my current project!

Since building my Asteroids arcade cabinet replica/ television cabinet, My videogame collection has grown almost double the size, I've completely filled the storage space in the cabinet and now there are boxes, consoles and loose carts all over the floor.
A few weeks ago I decided it was about time I made myself some more storage space, and so I began to make this.....

Golly gosh! What could this possibly be!?....


Wait a second! I recognise those shapes! That's a ginourmous fucking NES controller!

(this is what my hands looked like after cutting out the above pieces, basically I had to cut those pieces out of a big piece of 4mm MDF. The only cutting utensil I had at hand was a half blunt graphics scalpel....)

I saw the giant NES controller they made on G4TV and one thing that I thought looked kind stupid was how the surface was perfectly flat and the edges were perfectly sharp (not bevelled), so with this I decided to use some 4mm MDF as a second layer to raise the bits where the plastic stands out, in the next post I'll show how I bevelled the edges to scale.

Here are the button holes after I cut them out, I used a drill and a jigsaw to cut the D-pad holes and a 90mm hole-saw for the A and B buttons, and a spade bit and the jigsaw for start and select.

Here's the top part of the coffee table being glued and clamped together, I didn't want to use screws or nails because I plan to bevel the edged where the screws would obtrude.


And there you go! phase 1 of the NES coffee table/storage box complete, next up; bevelling the edges so they don't look sucky. Awesome.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOLY SHIT KYLE THATS......
really good

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

and when I mean me I mean JACOM

Anonymous said...

well i think you could have done a better job!!

Anonymous said...

I think he did an awesome job!

Anonymous said...

shut up foo!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Rommel_45 said...

faggy idea of the century

Anonymous said...

if it doesn't make coffee then why's it called a coffee table

WriterPoet said...

Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Hi, that is an *awesome* piece of furniture, welldone. Looking at the pic with Emily in it I noticed your HiFi rack in the background was a little overladen and under designed. The next piece of furniture to build perhaps? Thought you might be interested in these "Equipraks" that I have been making out of All Thread and 25mm MDF.

http://pix.minirig.org.au/main.php?g2_itemId=473

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Anonymous said...

MDF will kill you, but at least you will die with a big nintendo controller

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KaMieLioN said...

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Here from the United States, I salute you! This is by far QUITE awesome...Your asteroid cabinet kicks ass, too. :) I've been gaming since the age of 3 (thank you, Atari) and its cool to see stuff like this...You are definitely a master craftsman! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hey dude !
Thats cool =)
i like to build one to, do you have any skiss ? size excetra ?
if you do pleas send it to, vache@alkemisterna.com

Good jobb...

sean said...

yeah can you give the dimensions and wiring diagrams if you've got them? my friend and i are gonna make this for our apartment next year, and we'd like it to work with our NES as a controller as well. if you can could you send me the specs? enolams@yahoo.com