I was mightily impressed with the amount of design thought that went into Wyrmwood's Modular Gaming Table. The dining table can be easily transformed into a tabletop gaming center or crafting workstation, with a seemingly endless variety of useful accessories that slide into magnetic slots.
I was also in awe of their massive Kickstarter haul for the project (close to $2 million at press time) and their claim that they could produce 100 of the seemingly complicated tables each week. And with the release of this video below, I now see how the latter is possible.
Wyrmwood has two production facilities—one for fabrication, the other for assembly—manned by craftspeople using incredible automated woodworking machines. And while the machines themselves are blindingly cool, what really shines through is that the MGT, as well as all of the processes at the factory, were very carefully designed for production. It's not often that I can sit through a 17-minute video and be impressed by segment after segment, from wood sorting right down to the final packaging:
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