Ever since I saw a video by Tom Guilmette (vimeo.com/letus), in which he showed off his coffee table that had an old production switcher built into it, I have been inspired to build my own. I recently picked up an old Echolab S/E 6 at a college surplus store and from there, I started designing and building my coffee table. It didn't come with a production unit, but I was still able to wire up power, so that the lights and display would come on.
Pictures of the completed coffee table are located here:
Eight Weeks by ambinate