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Via Jake at the Steampunk Workshop: A guy named Jonathan built this cool wood-inlaid monitor.

I’m a computer engineer and cut marquetry part time so i decided to combine the two and fashion a monitor of my own. It’s seemingly a lot more difficult to get good quality brassware here in England than it is in the states so i made it all in wood, veneered in burr walnut and inlaid with yew wood marquetry and box wood stringing, finished with brass handles and finials. I know its not quite typicaly steampunk but it is a faithfull (ish) reproduction of a Victorian toilet mirror, complete with drawers and as i have never seen one done quite like this I thought it worth sharing.

This one was a bit of a prototype, made with an old Dell E156FPc (I think) from the workshop, but I’m going to be making another one using a 20″ Samsung with more elaborate woods and inlay, I have a real humdinger planned.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. thecolor says:

    WOW, now this is nice! Add a reflective screen to it (like those on cellphones) and you have the mirror you want without electricity… (or use a camera). At least with the reflective surface when the monitor is black or off you’d have a real mirror and less of an “office” setup… even if you only see an LCD. :)

    Think of the Halloween possibilities too… (sitting in front of the “mirror” brushing your hair or whatever and out pops a ghost in the reflection. oooooh, creepy. Or for guests. ;) LOVE IT!