Desk made from a pinball table


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#2

Unfortunately pinball machines make terrible tables due to the slant of the glass. Anytime someone tries to put something on one of mine it rolls off.


#3

And besides, your desk stops working (until you pop in more money) if you slam one of the drawers with a little too much ‘conviction’ or if you bump it when you stand up.


#4

I’m kind of surprised he didn’t level the table, seeing as how that’s a very obvious issue. That and the raised metal bezel around the glass make it a fairly useless table. The glass on those things isn’t particularly thick, too. I’ve seen pinball table glass shatter from being hit by a ball that got launched upwards by a flipper. I certainly wouldn’t want to lean on it with my elbows or anything.


#5

Around 4:05 it looks to me like he did level the legs, then took it outside to shoot it on a sloping driveway.

Could be wrong, though.


#6

Pinball tables are already mostly there. After pulling the back off the only thing left is to saw off part of the back legs to make it level.


#7

I see one obvious flaw: any handy criminal with a hacksaw can turn a vintage pinball machine into a desk. It is not so easy to turn any old desk into a pinball machine.


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