You've probably fashioned a makeshift keychain made out of an old processor by drilling a hole through one of the corners, and if you're handy with a dremel, maybe you turned some old hardware into a decorative piece. But have you ever built an entire coffee table out of yesterday's electronics? Designer Benjamin Rollins Caldwell did, and the end result is a truly awesome work of art.
Caldwell built his "Binary Low Table" made from obsolete parts, which now live on as part of his Binary Collection. He says he was inspired by pallets of old electronics sitting around in a local warehouse collecting dust.
"The table structure is made from the metal from computer towers that are riveted together and bent to the proper form," Caldwell explains. "The surface is completely covered with a collage of motherboards, computer chips, LED screens, and hard drive disks held pin place by sheet metal screws. The glass from the table was salvaged from an an abandoned warehouse."
Consider this inspiration if you're wondering what to do with all the outdated parts you've packed away over the years.