There are lots of recycling programs that will happily salvage the raw materials from your outdated electronics. But if you still can’t let your old 386 go, maybe Rodrigo Alonso has another solution for you—turn it into gaudy furniture.
His N+ew, or No More Electronic Waste, stools are composed of a small mountain of defunct electronics and other hardware including circuit boards, wires, mice, computer components, and even entire keyboards. They’re all dumped into a large mould which is then filled with a clear epoxy resin to bind everything together.
Once it’s set and has been polished to a high-gloss finish, the results are like a time capsule that you don’t have to wait 100 years to look inside. Oh crap, that’s where my keys went! [Rodrigo Alonso via Inhabitat]