Teen Built A Table Unlike Anything I've Seen, But It's What's Inside That Has Everyone Stunned
FaithTap Staff 11/18/2015
They say if you look down for long enough, you can see your future. OK, maybe not. But this portal-like square will likely have you spending plenty of time looking down at your own reflection.
Imgur Constructed With Purpose
It's hard to believe that this is a coffee table. It's even harder to imagine that it started out as a basic coffee table. A 15-year-old genius/high school sophomore that goes by the handle Baumstaller on Imgur built the table with the intent to turn it into something a bit more high tech.
He Has The Award To Show For It
Earning a perfect score for his design at a forum, Baumstaller spread his knowledge to the good people of Imgur in a post that has since gone viral.
Imgur Starting From The Top
The table was constructed in two different sections. First, the table's top frame, which will hold the two, two-way mirrors that will create the trippy portal effect.
Imgur Then Down To The Bottom
Using four standard, squared table legs, the overall look of the table is nearly complete.
Imgur Time For A Little Color
Adding a touch of stain to add color and prevent splinters, the top of the table started to look a lot more professional.
Imgur Getting Leggy
The table's legs got a touch of color, too. Realistically, if you choose to do this project, you could do a stain in any color of your choosing. This Imgur user decided to keep things simple with a subtle tan shade, though.
Imgur Totally Stained
Once the stained product is completely dry, it's time to move onto the next step in the process. This is where the hard part comes in!
Imgur Looking Down
The bottom two-way mirror is placed and secured, then the wiring comes into play.
Imgur On The Wire
Before nailing on the top frame, the Imgur user drilled a hole where the table leg connects to place the power cable while keeping them hidden.
Imgur Getting Hot
The LED lights are simply hot glued in around the perimeter of the frame.
The top frame is added to the top of the design.
Imgur Top Of The Mirror To Ya
Adding in the top two-way mirror, now it's starting to look good enough for a standard coffee table! But as we know, this isn't your standard coffee table.
Imgur Plug It In
The LED lights really make the whole look come together.
Imgur And Watch The Colors!
The best part about using these LED lights in particular is their multiple, selectable colors!
Imgur Turn Off The Lights
For the full effect, turn off the lights and watch the "portal table" shine!
Imgur In Action
YouTuber Alex Hack built a similar project, which shows the table changing colors in action.
Screenshot via YouTube And It's Not The Only 'Infinity' Around
Infinity mirrors, side tables and more are wildly popular on YouTube. If you're feeling adventurous, YouTuber Mist8k has a great, easy-to-follow mirror tutorial to get your creative juices flowing.
VIDEO Moving Ahead - Carefully
With an "infinite" amount of possibilities, we're definitely taking this project on, hopefully we do not fall into the portal we create, we may not make it back!