Snaggly table made out of computer junk

BRC Designs's "Binary Low Table" is made out of computer junk; it's a lovely piece of furniture, but it looks like it'd be prone to snagging and tearing clothes and exposed skin (and it'd be a major pain to dust!).
Inspired by pallets of obsolete computers and electronics that were collecting dust in a local warehouse. The table structure is made from the metal from computer towers that are riveted together and bent to the proper form. The surface is completely covered with a collage of motherboards, computer chips, led screens and hard drive disks held in place by sheet metal screws. The glass from the table was salvaged from an abandoned warehouse.
Binary Low Table (via Core77)


  1. that will test all the weird hoover attachments when it comes to dusting.

    but i love the idea. i still have an old full length creative awe32 sound card that i can’t bring myself to throw out. i could use it as a shelf all by itself as it is so long.

  2. A+ for concept, C- for execution. Propertions are waaaay too clunky. Also, it should blink or do something.

  3. Imagine knocking your shin into THAT in the middle of the night. You’d be liable to lose a leg.

  4. Interesting. Would love to see a ‘bootable’ version, where a fully functioning computer (maybe laptop guts?) is incorporated into the table.

    1. Excellent idea! And with a touchscreen display built into the tabletop!

      I’m starting to wish I had a house with a workshop instead of an apartment.

  5. Obviously, not intended for homes with pets. The fur build-up on that thing would be horrific.

  6. Yuck! This kind of recycling-at-any-cost can’t possibly appeal to real tech-heads. If you can open your own computer case and swap out boards, then what’s the appeal of this junk?

  7. I can see cats and dogs just loving someof those corners. I can also see that it weighs a possibly literal ton.

  8. Just like dusting the inside of a computer, compressed air is likely the way to go. (Sold by the can on an Internet near you!)

  9. I find the guts of computers about as attractive as the guts of humans. Interesting to look at on occasion for scientific/educatoinal reasons, but I certainly don’t want to stare at either of them on a wall, table, etc. as art.

  10. I saw this and I was all DANG, that’s cool. And then a picture of my two-year-old niece danced into my head.
    That thing could send her to the hospital.

    Idea- make another one, but coat with resin so all edges are even and smooth. Display.

  11. There’s a lot of other awesome stuff on that website. It’s not at all clear whether these things are for sale, I assume they are and yet there are no posted prices. When I’m kitting out my evil lair I’d want to buy some of this guys furniture, but without posted prices I can’t figure out what fits in my evil lair furniture budget without having to email someone for a pricelist. Fuck that, I’m going to Ikea!

  12. First-gen iMac logic board front and center! Also seeing at least a couple of Slot 1 procs with those godawful passive heatsinks, and at least one LCD backlight inverter board.

    Why no, I don’t have a girlfriend, why do you ask?

  13. I’m from Tartu, Estonia. A bar in our town used to have some walls covered with computer electronics, but drunk people always managed to get stuck to them and rip most of the stuff off (:

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