Man, the coffee table just keeps reinventing itself. It's like Apple or Target or Madonna before she turned into a self-important old shrew with man arms. Though it won't play "November Rain", "Purple Rain", or "Blame It on the Rain", the Mixtape Coffee Table will shower me with memories and sentiments of blissful 80s nostalgia as I lie on the couch alongside it watching Dirty Dancing and Mannequin...er, I mean, Ghostbusters and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome for the 178th time. It's an extraordinary example of how far a little ingenuity and elbow grease can go in aggrandizing a piece of living room furniture otherwise best known for giving a home to empty Chinese takeout containers and snotty Kleenexes. Oh yeah, it's also reversible. Sides A and B. Oh. Yeah.
An exact, 12:1 scale replica of a cassette tape, the Mixtape Coffee Table calls deftly carved reclaimed maple, walnut, lucite, and Jeff Skierka its sires. The pictured table is Skierka's prototype, and truly one-of-a-kind. Dimensions are 47.25" long x 30" wide x 5" thick, with a 3/8" plexiglass top. Though full production has yet to begin, future Phattest Crib trump cards will be buyer's choice between handmade from hardwood, or CNC machined out of high-grade plywood.
For more information, and to keep track of production progress, you can join Skierka's mailing list by emailing him at email@example.com.
And if you somehow missed it during our giveaway, take a gander at the old school Nintendo Controller Coffee Table, a piece commanding awe and drool equal to that of its Mixtape counterpart--and perhaps even more, given that the NES controls are fully functional