The typical car and truck hoods of yesteryear used to be made from a massive sheet of formed steel because they had to cover those massive engines and massive trunks. And yes, those days are gone. But enter Joel Hester, whose Dallas-based business Weld House scrounges through scrap yards and turns what most would deem as junk hoods into amazing steel tables, beds, desks and art.
Hester's coffee and end tables start at $700 (check out his gallery on Flickr). Working with car hoods and trunks ravaged by sun, weather, and even custom paint jobs, Hester and his torch-happy gang flatten the metal, shape the edges, add custom legs and casters, and give each one a smooth finish. Some tables even bear their original hood ornaments and vin tags.
PS -- You know how you are not allowed to touch, sit or sit anything on the car (so you don't make a mark) -- your guy may not want you to set anything on the tables either (LOL)
Sources: Treehugger and The Examiner