I just finished three more Nintentables. I am in talks with displaying one at an art show in LA, one is for my self, the third one was going to be for someone who wanted it but it remains unclaimed.
If the third remains unclaimed, I will have to put it up for auction. These three new coffee tables feature the same dimensions and features of the original including the flip-top storage space, working LED power button, and controller port power outlets. In addition to these I turned the back compartment from a flip open design to a big pull out drawer. It is much more accessible than the original design and allows the storage of movies, games, and what ever else you might have.
A jig I made to make identical angle cuts for the front and back of the unit
The jig slides in the grooves, making perfect angle cuts every time
Assembled the outer frame, installing the drawer rails
Drawer made, ready to test slide it in.
A frame I built to route out the grooves for the controller ports.
Another frame to cut out the button and LED holes
Glued down a thin plastic square for the raised surface encompassing the button area.
The storage box that you see when you open the lid of the NES
Storage box bracketed and glued into place
Routing out the grooves on the top of the console. I had cut tons of 1/2 inch pieces in which I removed 2 pieces per line that I route out, ensuring perfect spacing
Squaring off the rounded edges with a razor blade
Sanded, patched, and ready for primer
Primed and ready for paint
With a little masking tape, I painted the three colors onto the table.
Lid is assembled
Here is a piece of wood I used to determine where to drill the holes for the hinge of the lid.
The hinge assembly. Simple.
Hinge and hole ready to be fitted.
Wiring the power button switches and power supply.
The LED holder for the power light.
Where the power button slides, and where the switches are mounted
Power outlets ready to be installed
Power outlets ready to go. (inside view)
And there they are.
After adding the decals, adding some final touches, and some lacquer, here is the final product.
The lid holder, holds it open and prevents it from slamming shut.
The big drawer
And with that, I am DONE with NES. I am going to start a new project once these are cleared out of my garage. I am moving on from the tired NES tables onto something more current