Old Pinball Machine Repurposed As A Desk

July 22, 2014


This is the old Charlie's Angels pinball machine that was upcycled into a desk by Connecticut artist Tim Sway. Not a bad idea. Have I ever told you I used to own a Twilight Zone pinball machine? I used to own a Twilight Zone pinball machine. That was many moons ago though. Sadly, I don't have enough room in my current apartment for a pinball machine or desk. Which is why I work from the couch. Is there a such thing as adult-onset scoliosis? Because I feel like I'm getting it. *stands up* See? "That's not scoliosis, that's a hunchback." DON'T LOOK AT ME, I'M HIDEOUS. Just lock me away in a bell-tower and nobody will ever have to lay eyes on me again.

Keep going for a time-lapse of the build.

Thanks to me, for being a pinball wizard. I will play you for beers any day of the week.

  • Awesome to know you had a Twilight Zone pinball machine. I love that one, but it had the creepiest reaction EVER when you tilt on it.

  • Conrado Parra

    cool...cool, cool, cool.

  • hahaha

  • Apples

    Nice idea, but it's crooked as sh*t

  • Fredrik Pettersen

    It's an optical illusion. The table has a diagonal line at the bottom that tricks the mind into perceiving the table as crooked. In the video 1:48 one can see that he is using a spirit level.

  • Palpable Ovaltine

    It's level, but it's still crooked expressly because he forced it to have a level top. By making the legs longer on one side the whole thing gets tilted (pun!) slightly. So the sides are no longer perpendicular to the ground as they would be normally. You can see in the top picture how the right side leans out. It's not a big deal, but it makes it look weird.

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