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
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
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.
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