This Looks Like A Normal Table…But When Some Music Starts Playing

Considering that I have very few crafty bones in my body, I’m always super impressed with people like Instructables user bongodrummer.

Up until today, I had no idea that:

1. Coffee tables could be this cool…OR

2. That I could be completely jealous of a table’s musical talent.

If you’re confused, read on. You won’t be disappointed…

Here’s the finished product.Normal Table 1

It’s a pretty unique looking table, but it’s hiding an awesome secret…

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But first, let’s start from the beginning. This was the huge log that bongodrummer had just hanging out in his field.

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After getting rid of the bark, he sliced it in half and let it dry.

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After it was fully dried out, he cut it again to reveal this beautiful cross section.

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Unfortunately, the wood had split and warped during the drying process. To fix it, he embedded some aluminum scraps in the piece to even out the surface.

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He filled the space between each piece of aluminum with resin…

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And sanded it down so that the surface was flat. Looks pretty cool, too!

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Then it was time to think about the legs — he used this old steel piece for one of them.

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He chiseled out a space at the end of the table on a part where the wood had split. The leg would prevent further damage after it was in place.

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It fits!

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He added more resin to secure it in place and seal the split.

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But what’s this…LED lights?

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There are little LEDs all over the tabletop.

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More resin sealed them in place.

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This was the end result…

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But check out what happens when he turns music on!

Awesome idea ever.


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