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From the Cool Hunting blog:

Using hoods from vintage American cars, Joel Hester handcrafts coffee tables in his Dallas, TX studio. Taking advantage of the bright colors of yesteryear and the patterns created by oxidization, the one-of-a-kind steel pieces add industrial chic to living rooms.

While I’m sure his work is worth the $850 price tag, if you have an old junker in the backyard you may as well make your own.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • mrmeval

    $850 for a table

    Creating it eats up too many resources. There is no testing done for toxic chemicals. It’s very ugly. His other work is nothing more than a few bars of iron welded together and is mediocre at best.

    Make is usually better at finding neat recycling ideas.