I would not have thought, if you had just described it to me in words, that an Enterprise-shaped coffee table could be “classy,” but I believe Etsy seller Barry Shields has done it. It’s sold already, of course, but I bet he’ll be making more. [via Dude Craft]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • Trek Nerd

    Quick! Someone change that! I should be NCC-1701-D, not C!

    /is a nerd
    /just wants to help

    • Kozz

      @Trek Nerd — actually, I think it probably IS the “C”. Check the shape of the secondary, the shape of the nacelles and how they attach to the secondary, and compare with what’s here: http://www.utopiaplanitia.info/entcmain.html

      • http://andylundell.com AndyL

        I’m sure he chose the C because on the C the engine nacelles are roughly level with the saucer.

        On Enterprise D the nacelles are significantly below the plane of the saucer, and wouldn’t really work as a table.

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    • David Davidson

      Nerd status: Revoked

  • Cellest

    How much is this? My father would loooooovvvvve this!!

  • http://gravatar.com/mysticx401 MysticX

    This would have gone great with my Borg cube ottoman and Deep Space 9 end table.

  • Dennis

    Note the Bat ‘leth shaped stand

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  • http://www.you-can-play-piano.com Kim

    Brilliant. Really, truly awesome.

  • Rose

    I can’t tell you how loud and high-pitched I squealed when I saw this. Genius!!! \//_

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000626185496 Takeshi Fujita



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  • IPcurious

    I have to wonder what are the IP implications of this?

    • Sean Ragan

      I’d bet considerable sums he’s technically violated their IP with this. But I’m also betting that neither he, nor they, really cares, and neither ever will unless he starts churning them out by the dozen. If he were a company in business selling Enterprise tables, it might make sense to get all lawyer-y, but a lone fan / craftsperson making these by hand? Suing such people is lousy PR.

  • anon

    You Star Wars nerd ruin everything.

  • http://fischfail.wordpress.com fischfail

    Reblogged this on Fisch Fail, INC. and commented:
    Bad to the ass!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Floyd.Droid David Yocum

    Sure looks like the NCC 1701-C to me.

  • http://carolinastudes.net Jeff DeWitt

    Very cool… and I see you can get one of your very own for only $3100!

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  • http://barryshields.com Barry Shields

    my name is Barry Shields and I want to thank everyone for all the great comments and to let you know that Rod Roddenberry and George Takei commented on how impressed they were and congratulated me on it and they posted it on their facebook pages. Once again thanks.


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  • Nicole

    soo awesome! Moving out to an apartment in a month, how much does this cost?? I would LOVE one!

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