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Rubik’s Cube Cabinet

One of my sons just got his own place and enjoys playing all sorts of games with his friends. He has accumulated a good amount of board and card games and needs somewhere to store them.

Being a math guy, he is quite successful with a Rubik’s Cube. We came up with this idea and happened to find a near perfect table to make it happen. With a few adjustments (wood and wheels), it is starting to take shape.

His one requirement: it had to be solvable.

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Doors Door

By now, you have probably noticed my sense of humor (or lack thereof). I found this cabinet door at a ReStore thrift store. The Doors logo is surrounded by most of their greatest hits and 2 album names. It has a wire for hanging or can be used as a hot plate or cabinet door.

Price $200

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Broadway Joe “Coffee” Table

My original “Coffee” Table was such a hit that I was inspired to make another one. The Broadway theme was inspired by finding several Broadway musical mugs at a local Goodwill.

The top is covered with brown matte and gloss plate pieces to provide a different effect. This “Coffee” Table will be my first black coffee table (“Broadway Joe Black” was too much)” Wheels have been added and a handle to the doors has been made to resemble the ear of a mug.

Price $1,200

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Abstract End Tables

These half-cylinder tables were provided by the owner for covering. I then designed the mosaic after photographing the living room where they would be placed. The colors approximated the room as well as other adjoining rooms. Over the sofa hung an abstract painting with an upward flow which I mimicked in the pieces that now sit on either end of the sofa.

In searching for pieces for the top of one of the tables, I was lucky to find a platter which worked well with the color and theme. The thrift saleswoman was mortified when I told her I planned to break it into pieces. The platter fit so well that I could use the rounded edge to rim the table. Extra space was filled with black plate pieces. This table also included carefully broken teal glass bowls.

The top for the other table was an experiment in dying grout. It worked as the grout ended up teal by adding pigment.

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Wine Table

I was asked to create a table for placement outside a wine cellar. After studying the colors in the room and cellar, I came up with this design. The bottles are constructed of pieces of wine-themed plates and colors that I had accumulated. The blues echo the brick walls of the cellar that had a light blue painting in front.

The corners and the outside middle edges contain sliced wine corks  that hold a glass top for protection against spilled wine.

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“Coffee” Table

This functional table was created using a cylindrical end table covered with various coffee mugs of coffee manufacturers and cafes.

The materials for the “coffee” on top included several plates and two candle holders.

The handle was cut from a chair armrest. A new coat of chocolate brown paint was also added.

The inspiration came mostly from seeing so many coffee mugs from various known coffee establishments. For those who remember Kramer’s Coffee table book from “Seinfeld”, I did not consciously use his idea as my inspiration.

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