Craftsman Beautifully Fashions Ships from Star Wars and Star Trek into Coffee Tables

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.

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via [Laughing Squid and Geeky Tyrant]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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