I made this table quite a few years ago, and have since sold it so I cant take any more photos, so I appologise for the lack of detailed photos.
By the end it was a heavy but strong table, costing me about £100 to make.
Please be aware that once you do this to an engine, there is generally no way it is going back in a car!
Please don't forget to vote for me in the furniture challenge! Thanks.
Date Made: April 2005
Approx Cost: £100
Approx Time: done over 2 weekends (1 weekend day to strip engine and send to blasters, wait for media blaster during week, 1 weekend day to put together, wait for glass during following week - obviously if you prepare, then it could be done in a day or two)
** Additional Note **
People have asked how heavy it is. If you take off the glass it can be picked up by one person, although it is heavy and akward. Bear in mind that mine was an aluminum block though!
Step 1: Acquire Engine
I watched ebay for a while until I found an old rover V8 engine cheap. I paid £10 for this one.
Somehow you need to get it home safely! You will likely need an engine hoist as they are heavy! Also line your van/car as you will probably get oil everywhere even if you do drain it first!
For those looking for engines, try to het hold of a damaged or incomplete engine.
a) it will be cheaper
b) some models may be rare and it will annoy people who need the parts for their car if you use a working engine for a table!!
You can try searching eBay with the following syntax
"V8 (engine, block) (damaged, broken, spares, repair, faulty, cracked, split, incomplete, non runner)"
Take out the quotation marks but leave the other symbols. The bracketed words separated by a comma basically means "or" so it will find items with any of those words. Add in any other words you can think of.
I watched eBay for quite a while until I got one local and cheap.