Go retro with a Nintendo controller table – and play with it!

  • A functional 8-bit retro gaming controller table, made from premium grade curly maple, birdseye maple, African bubinga, and mahogany. Compatible with the Nintendo Wii, and the zapper functions as a Wii controller

  • The zapper functions as a Wii controller while selecting the classic Nintendo on the Wii menu. The zapper also vibrates and has a speaker to replicate the feel and sound of the original Wii controller

  • The table functions wirelessly and the gun and mount can be easily removed if desired. A glass top and bubinga feet are included for use as table

  • 16-bit retro gaming controller coffee table, entirely handmade from black walnut, sapele, and African mahogany

  • 8-bit retro gaming coffee table, handmade out of birdseye maple, burl maple, black walnut, claro walnut, and mahogany with dovetail joinery and hand turned solid walnut mid century modern legs

  • Since these tables are made to order, you can get them with or without the gaming functionality

  • This 16-bit retro gaming controller coffee table can be set up for USB / Emulator-ROM play, so you can use your laptop/TV as any game console you want. Original SNES controller / console configuration is also available

  • Nintendo retro gaming table

    This table fully functions as a Nintendo NES controller and can be used to play games with the glass removed. The cord is retractable from underneath

  • Nintendo retro gaming table

Bohemian Workbench retro gaming tables

When the Nintendo corporation released its revolutionary, 8-bit video game console in the United States back in 1985, Ronald Reagan had just begun his second term, Tears for Fears’ hit single “Shout” dominated the radio airwaves, and a pair of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, Joe Montana and Dan Marino, squared off during Super Bowl XIX in what amounted to a lopsided affair in Stanford, California. Charles Lushear was only 2 years old at the time, but his childhood later would be punctuated by countless hours spent playing Nintendo – more specifically, the company’s 16-bit console, Super Nintendo, which hit the American market in 1991.

Fast-forward to the present, where Lushear – now the sole proprietor of Bohemian Workbench in Southern California – spends more time building furniture in his woodworking shop than he does seated in front of a television with a video game controller in his hands. Within the last year, however, the 30-year-old furniture maker has found a way to marry those two passions by designing a functional Nintendo Wii coffee table, which resembles a classic Nintendo controller from the mid-1980s.

Lushear makes a few variations of the table, including a non-functioning model and one that’s designed to function only with the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

Whether it’s being used as an oversize Nintendo controller or as a traditional coffee table, Lushear’s creation is a guaranteed conversation starter; however, the creator is most proud of the table’s functionality. “I was so excited about the materials that I got that I made the decision to make it functional,” says Lushear, explaining that it was a last-minute creative impulse to equip the table with the necessary electronics to turn it into a gaming device.

Price: From 650.00 USD

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Category: Games, Home/interior Tags: bohemian workbench, controller, nintendo, retro gaming tables Date: December 22, 2016

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