With the advent of the new, smaller "trashcan" Mac Pro, we're going to start seeing a lot more of the all-aluminum PowerMac G5 / Mac Pro cases going to the recyclers or - even worse - the dump. Gary Katz of Mac M.D. is a longtime Apple Consultant who saw a really impressive bench designed by a German Mac user that used two of the aluminum cases as stands as "legs". Katz was having his kitchen remodeled and decided to ask the contractors if they'd use their expertise to convert two gutted Mac Pro cases into a similar bench.
The bench, which uses African mahogany, Wenge, and Padouk woods in addition to the Mac Pros, is beautiful on its own. Once he had it delivered, Katz added a string of LED rope lights inside the cabinets as well as a backrest to lean against. There are more photos detailing the work done by the contractor and Katz's additions on his personal blog.
Have you upcycled a Mac or two into something as functional and beautiful as this? Let us know about it in the comments and please leave a link to some photos.