If there was a contest for the nerdiest piece of furniture ever made, my money would be on this Periodic coffee table. It has everything a science fanatic could ask for, including the actual elements (even the toxic ones) encased in a thick layer of resin to ensure safety. As a whole, the table is actually quite attractive-and it is sure to be a powerful conversation piece. Unfortunately, that conversation may be internal as your date wonders how she got there and how she can escape without offending you. Available for a whopping $9,500. [Element Displays via Born Rich]
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I think this is a great idea, but the coffee table itself is kind of ugly. I don't know, perhaps it's of taste for the young male geek generation, but it lacks some aesthetic appeal. I mean, thinner and rounder would be nice, darker color on the wood, and a little taller.