When this guy received a 1974 Chevy El Camino SS engine block, it was quickly clear that the heavy mechanism wouldn't be any help in an actual car. A large part of its camshaft had exploded, leaving it without most of its bottom half.
But that doesn't mean it couldn't still have a new, productive life. Instead of taking up space and collecting dust in the garage, he gave it a makeover into a coffee table and moved it into his living room.
First, he had to grind down the piston skirts to help the tabletop have a more balanced fit.
Then he used two-by-five lumber pieces to create the frame.
He then stained those, clear-coated 'em, and added plexiglass on top.
Carrying the big guy into the house was no easy task, but he managed to make it work.
Pretty epic if you ask me!
What a totally unique way to upcycle an otherwise useless item -- not to mention give your living room a seriously awesome new look!