Tennessee-based furniture designer Barry Shields has beautifully handcrafted two coffee tables that pay homage to beloved sci-fi classics. The intricate custom pieces resemble an X-wing Starfighter from Star Wars and the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek. Shields used a combination of ash, cherry, and poplar woods to carve the details that make these ships an unforgettable part of popular culture. Both are mounted on thick panes of glass that complement the vessels' shapes.
In the case of the X-wing Starfighter, the designer made it look as though it's rising through the transparent surface, as half of the body sits on top of the table. Shields also fashioned the stand so that there's an “x” visible from any angle. This was his most laborious piece to date, and it took him nearly six months to carve and complete.
These pieces are perfect for a hardcore Star Wars or Star Trek fan who also appreciates custom-crafted wood furniture. Shields is asking $5,500 for the X-wing Starfighter and $3,500 for the U.S.S. Enterprise table.