Craft & Design Furniture & Lighting Metalworking Workshop

There are certainly a lot of reasons to like this video by Meg Allan Cole over at CRAFT. In it, she shows how to repurpose an old typecase into a coffee table by attaching it to a welded base and fitting a custom glass top. The table is great because it can hold small trinkets for display beneath the glass, making it easy to customize to your own taste (and change it on a whim). And even if you’re not interested in making one of these awesome typecase tabletops, I encourage you to click the play button above; I guarantee you’ll find Meg’s homage to Flashdance absolutely spellbinding. I, for one, especially liked this project because I’ve got my feet kicked up on the final product as I type this now. Thanks again, Meg!


Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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