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Arcade Coffee/Cocktail Table

Post by electromaster64 » Wed May 30, 2012 6:43 pm

I was recently inspired by Surface Tension's Double7 arcade table and decided to build my personal take on this design. I have built several tables before so I am hoping to finish this sometime soon. So far I have built the control panel, the center structure to support the drawer and legs, and have cut the legs and top out. Once everything is fitted together I am going to ebonize the wood, coat it in a matte lacquer, and install the screen and pc board.


My Inspiration
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Rough Plans
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Marking Control Panel
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Fitting Parts to Panel
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Final Panel Gued in Drawer with Markings for Trackball
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Re: Arcade Coffee/Cocktail Table

Post by Muniosi » Wed May 30, 2012 8:13 pm

Cool! This will be great once it's done!

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Re: Arcade Coffee/Cocktail Table

Post by electromaster64 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:33 pm

Some progress pictures. Everything but the top has been cut, drilled, and fitted together. I am sanding everything down one final time and will then begin staining and lacquering everything.

Ends the center frame
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Completed panel drawer on top of complete center frame
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Re: Arcade Coffee/Cocktail Table

Post by electromaster64 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:22 am

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Post by electromaster64 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:21 am

Bottom half of table with control panel drawer closed[/b]
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Bottom half of table with control drawer open
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Re: Arcade Coffee/Cocktail Table

Post by Muniosi » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:00 am

Cool! Keep it up!

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Re: Arcade Coffee/Cocktail Table

Post by electromaster64 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:06 pm

I have taken all the unnecessary parts off the computer I am using for the brains, I finally have a screen, and just ordered the CF card I will be using for storage. Next on my list is building the internal frame for the screen and PC board.

Breaking down the PC so it fits in the cabinet
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Post by electromaster64 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:35 pm

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Post by electromaster64 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:39 pm

Found some time to work on it this week. I will post pictures of the top soon. Below is a picture of the base with the frame that will be supporting the screen, motherboard, and speakers/amplifier.

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Post by electromaster64 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:07 pm

Speaker cabinets have been built I need to build a box for the sub and amplification system and the audio will be complete. The top and other remaining woodwork has been cut and sanded, just waiting for warmer weather to stain and finish. Below are pics of the completed control panel.

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Post by electromaster64 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:10 am

More progress the top has been stained
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Post by electromaster64 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:11 pm

We had a couple days in the 60/70s which allowed me to put some preliminary coats of lacquer on the tabletop. It still requires extensive sanding and several coats but with temps back in the 20s it will be a while before that happens. Here are some more progress pics.

Stained and Lacquered Tabletop
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PC and Screen Mounted to Support
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Post by electromaster64 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:58 pm

Control Panel Door Closed
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Control Panel Door Open
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Re: Arcade Coffee/Cocktail Table

Post by electromaster64 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:17 am

Powered everything on for the first time today since I broke down the PC back in August and everything still works! Most of the internal wiring is finished and I will be picking up the glass this week. After that all I have is final assembly and it is finished.

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Re: Arcade Coffee/Cocktail Table

Post by electromaster64 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:25 am

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