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Coffee Table Is a Giant NES Controller, Doesn’t Make Beating Megaman Any Easier

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I always love the level in video games where your character gets shrunk to an itty-bitty size and then has to take on all the standard enemies and obstacles–you know, kinda like Mario Cart.
If you’d like to feel like you’ve entered this type of level while indulging in some Nintendo fun, check out this coffee table that’s been styled after a Nintendo NES controller. And the best part, it can actually be used to play the NES.

This coffee table from Charles Lushear’s Bohemian Workbench store on Etsy is made of maple, mahogany and walnut. It has a glass top that allows it to function as a coffee table, but simply remove the glass top, pull out the retractable cord located underneath the table and plug it into your Nintendo NES, and you’re all set to play your favorite classic video game.

If you want this incredibly awesome table, you better hurry on over to Etsy–only one is available for purchase. Stop reading–go now!

Play NES With a Coffee Table Controller

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There are a number of tests that determine the degree of your NES mastery, such as beating Contra without using the Konami code, or speed running Super Mario Bros. without using any power-ups. Alternatively, you can beat Super Mario Bros. by using your coffee table as a controller: that’ll take some real skill.
Thanks to furniture maker Charles Lushear it’s now possible to do just that, as he’s designed a wooden coffee table that’s also a functioning NES controller. It has a detachable glass cover for when you’re actually using it as a table, but will plug into an NES like a standard controller, with the image below bringing a new definition to co-op play.

At $3500 and with a 4-6 week waiting time, this isn’t a piece of furniture that you can pick up at your local store. Still, if you want a new way to play the good old NES, here it is.

The Nintendo coffee table that is a retro blast from the past

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The original Nintendo Entertainment System has had a profund effect on people since it launched so many years ago. That signature shape, that conic controller and those delightful 8bit games, all memories that have survived through the ages.

It might also be the only reason for someone to ever build a gigantic wooden controller that has the dual purpose of being a coffee table as well.

What you see before you, is a Nintendo controller coffee table that is fully functional. Yes, that’s right, those buttons actually work. And the price for this massive piece of mahogany nostalgia?

$3500, on Etsy. Talk about waking up to your morning wood. I can only imagine how much a N64 controller dining room table would wind up costing…

Working NES controller table will shame your other furniture

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This absolutely freakin’ awesome wooden NES controller table kicks some major ass. I loved it when I thought it was a really well crafted art piece. I swooned though when found out it actually works!

This giant ode to the old school NES controllers is hand crafted out of maple, mahogany and walnut wood. The table has dovetail joints and mid-century modern legs.

When you are ready to start gaming just remove the glass top and plug in the retractable cord. The entire table functions like a controller would. It’s a little bit geek and a little bit chic.

Sure, there have been other NES controller tables, but this amazing piece from The Bohemian Workbench does it with class. Your parents might think you’ve just invested in some modern art instead of indulging your whimsical side.

It’s a win-win for everyone.

The NES controller table is 42-inches long by 18.25-inches wide by 18-inches tall and sells for $3,500 (plus shipping and handling) via The Bohemian Workbench’s Etsy shop.

Once you see it, you won’t want to part with it so you’ll want to make sure it will fit through the door before you buy.

Furniture builder makes fully functional wooden NES controller coffee table

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Being lovers of style, comfort and technology, you’ve doubtless already decked your living room out with a multimedia sofa and a recliner with a built-in sound system. Perhaps you’ve even gone to the trouble of hiding your plasma TV behind a nice art print or surrounding it in a home-theater-like frame. If you’re now a tad underwhelmed by that functional, but otherwise rather dull, coffee table, then we may have something to bring a smile to your face. Furniture maker Charles Lushear has supersized the brick-like controller from Nintendo’s iconic 8-bit gaming system launched in the mid-1980s, swapped the cold plastic for the elegance of wood and positioned some mid 20th century legs underneath to make a fully operational Nintendo Controller Coffee Table.

While it’s certainly true that there have been a number of both functional and aesthetic NES controller coffee tables built over the last few years, Lushear’s creation is a little different from the rest. Rather than reproduce the black, gray and red coloring of the 4.92 x 2.17 x 0.67-inch (12.49 x 5.5 x 1.7 cm) plastic original, the instrument and furniture maker has instead opted for the natural tones of maple, mahogany and walnut woods used in the construction of his guaranteed conversation piece. The retractable cord and dovetail joinery are also nice touches.

When not being used to control the onscreen action of favored NES classics like Super Mario, the table’s huge wooden four-way directional pad and action buttons sit underneath a removable glass top.

Four versions of the 42 x 18.25 x 18-inch (106.68 x 46.35 x 45.72 cm) Nintendo Controller Coffee Table have been designed to suit various tastes and budgets, including a non-functional version. USB compatibility can also be added and Lushear says that he’s currently looking into making the controller compatible with the Wii console, for those who don’t happen to own an NES gaming system.

The table is priced at US$3,500, although the first creation has been bought by DudeIWantThat.com and is currently being raffled off to readers of the curiosity site. There’s an estimated build time of between 4-6 weeks on the construction of new built-to-order coffee tables.

Functional Gamer Furniture

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If you’re still pining for the days of Duck Hunt and Super Mario 3, take heart, because this Nintendo Controller Coffee Table has just what your den needs. Created by designer Charles Lushear, from the Etsy store ‘The Bohemian Workbench,’ this nod to retro gaming is completely functional, so you can play your old favorites while sipping on your morning java.

Made using premium maple, mahogany and walnut, the Nintendo Controller Coffee Table will cost you a pretty penny, but the novelty alone is well worth the extra coin. Play one round of Tetris on the coffee-bearing control board and you’ll be hooked. Sure, it might be a little harder to get your thumb to the B button in time, but the fact that you’re playing with your coffee table should take the sting out of any low scores.

Geeky, retro and fun to boot, this Nintendo-inspired furniture design will make all your gamer friends green with envy.

A working Nintendo controller coffee table

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Ever wished that you could defeat Bowser literally right from your coffee table with giant built in buttons? Well, your dreams have come true with the fully-functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table. This is the creation of Charles Lushear that has combined old school entertainment with maple wood and craftsmanship. Simply plug into an existing classic NES system and go to town. The table also features a removable glass top with retractable cord to use the furniture as just a table when you are done playing Mario.

The table dimensions are 42″ long x 18.25″ wide and 18″ high and is yours for a cool $3500 from Etsy.

Fine Wood NES Controller Coffee Table

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Furniture and instrument builder Charles Lushear (Venice, CA) built a beautiful and fully functional NES Controller Coffee Table out of wood. He used the natural hues of mahogany, maple, and walnut wood in place of the original black, gray and red motif.

The Midcentury Functional NES Controller Coffee Table

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It’s not a new idea, but we’d say Charles Lushear’s take on the Nintendo NES controller coffee table is our favorite of memory lane odes to 8-bit gaming. Made from maple, mahogany and walnut with dovetail joinery and midcentury modern legs, it’s a little more decor-subtle, yet is fully functional…

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. Dimensions: 42″ length x 18.25″ width x 18″ height

Charles Lushear is working on putting together a video showcasing the table in action, but at this time, the table it still available for $3,500.