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Starship Enterprise coffee table puts your feet in orbit (photos)

Three grand on Etsy buys some grandiose geek cred. Take a closer look at a piece of furniture you'll never see at Ikea.

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Boldly going

Woodworker Barry Shields took a couple of tries at cutting the quarter-inch glass to make it appear as if the USS Enterprise is in motion across your favorite celestial area rug.
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U.S.S. PBR

Shields says the base of the table was designed to portray the ship in orbit over a planet, even while under the gravitational forces of a few cans of PBR.
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Assimilate this table

The dimensions of the glass tabletop are 34 inches by 54 inches. And the table is 17 inches high. That would make the house itself somewhere around the size of a Borg cube.
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Future-ready

Shields says he finished the base with a rubbed poly finish coat that should last for years into the future, but perhaps not all the way to the 24th century.
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Rest your feet after a long trek

Made from ash, poplar, and cherry wood, the table is solid and sturdy, according to its creator. And "you CAN put your feet up on it after a long day at the office." Presumably the same still applies if your office is actually a holodeck.

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