Pinterest isn't valuable for me as a way to organize links and ideas. Yet, I tip my hat to it as a great source of inspiration and tutorials. It was a great help when I decided to (finally) decorate my apartment.
And I was missing a coffee table… Put some wine crates together and you get a pretty good one on the cheap.
The problem with this was setting it up to be standalone and be able to hide the electronic components.
I had some friends to help with this. Luis Correia, from OOZ Labs, gave me a hand by converting the LVDS connectors of the screen to VGA. This way it can be used with any computer and a simple power source.
The before and after photo was taken in the first day. As the wood dried out, the color improved and looked much better after a few days.
The table still needs a few aesthetic improvements. I am going to place a blackcardboard frame around the screen to hide most of the metal and make it blend a bit more. And last, it needs a glass protection on top, like a proper table.
The wood with the bee wax treatment and the before photo.
The final result
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