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Table boldly goes where no woodworker has gone before

comments (3) January 31st, 2012 in blogs

Tom Tom McKenna, Managing Editor
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No Klingon could resist putting their feet on this table.
You can buy the piece for $3,100.
Dammit, Jim, the finish aint dry yet!
No Klingon could resist putting their feet on this table. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

No Klingon could resist putting their feet on this table.

Photo: Courtesy Barry Shields

Barry Shields, from Sevierville, Tennessee, put his woodworking into warp drive to build this Star Trek coffee table, modeled after the iconic Starship Enterprise.

It’s made of ash, poplar, and cherry and is 34 in. wide by 54 in. long by 17 in. tall, including the 1/4 in. thick glass top. According to his website, Shields works for AT&T during the day and engages his woodworking in earnest in his spare time, hoping that selling more pieces will transport him to a new profession.

Looks like he’s having some fun. “Live long and prosper.”

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Comments (3)

x041340 x041340 writes: Great to see people enjoying what they build and breaking from traditions from time to time. Nice work!
Posted: 8:22 am on February 4th

gatordoc gatordoc writes: Indeed, very nice, shows a spock of genius I'd say. Is it oak?

Posted: 3:51 pm on February 2nd

sscott sscott writes: Nice, Tom.
Barry seems to be an enterprising woodworker.

I can hear Shatner now: "She's my coffee table and you're not taking her!"

Posted: 1:58 pm on February 1st

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