With a boring glass top and a run-of-the-mill knick-knack drawer, Ikea's white LIATORP coffee table is approximately $279 worth of blandness. So what did one person do? Turn the entire thing into a showcase for an N Scale Model Train Set. The move was a labor of love by a Sacramento, Calif., guy named Jaxan, who threw caution to the wind and painted his LIATORP black. He then used a Web program called AnyRail to design a veritable locomotive diorama with cars, rails, houses, and detailed landscaping. "Since this was my first attempt," he ever-so-humbly writes, "I spent a little more than I probably would have liked but I think it was worth it." Jump for some video closeups.
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