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This blog post will be a tour through our Steampunk living room. This project was started late in 2012 and reached this state of completion in mid 2017. The act of designing and building the components for this room has inspired me to get involved with making Steampunk/Teslapunk artistic creations.
Steampunk is a genre/style that uses late 19th century technology as a source for science fiction. Think Jules Verne. For more see
In these pictures we’ll start in the northeast corner and then swing clockwise through the room.
Northeast Corner. Wood stove with quarter inch steel plate floor and faux rust back panel.
Wood stove, another view of the steam gauges on the left as well as the curtains to the outside patio glass door.
Wood stove showing more detail. Antique electrical gauges in an arrangement to the right. Steam gauge arrangement on the left. The framed images are screen print on glass of a Nikola Tesla electric motor patent, c1888
Closer image of patent display and gauges. The large oak cabinet to the right is the entertainment center. The pyrometer (brass rectangular gauge) is actually set up to read out the temperature of the wood stove.
Entertainment center with “map” door open showing the TV inside. The left copper counter weight for balancing the door is visible on the left. There is a matching weight on the other side.
Entertainment center with “map” door closed, both counter weights visible.
Base of entertainment center with doors for components visible. The glass windows allow for the use of remote controls for the sound system and cable box.
Southeast corner. Entertainment center, speaker box on ceiling, hand lamp center, desk and blueprint on right.
Close up of Steampunk speaker box.
Steampunk Mechanical Hand Lamp
Steampunk hand lamp detail
Steampunk mechanical hand lamp another view.
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South wall of the room. Antique hotel desk with steam engine blueprint mounted on the back wall. The wall is made from faux leather squares mounted with large upholstery tacks
Close up of antique hotel desk, steam engine blueprint and on the right a Steampunk lamp.
Close up of antique desk with stool.
Southwest Corner. Steampunk floor lamp and speaker box. To the right is the entrance French doors with curtains and illuminated cornice above door.
French doors closed with fuller view of west wall.
Close up of door handles on French doors fabricated from antique monkey wrenches.
Another view of the northwest corner. Teslapunk inspired spotlights made from antique “magic lanterns” are ceiling mounted. They act as spot lights for the display case.
One of the spot lights in detail.
North wall with glass doors leading to patio. Wood stove is visible to the left with steam gauges.
Steampunk floor register made from brass plate and antique brass clock gears. The clock key at the top opens and closes the vent.
Close up of hand wheel door handle for patio glass doors.
Patio doors with curtains closed.
Top of entertainment center showing an antique (1920’s) “portable” radio and the mimeograph. I made the stand for the mimeograph and decorated it with antique gauges, gears and lenses.
Small Teslapunk end table made from an antique kerosene heater and various other vintage and antique elements. The glass plates are custom cut tempered glass.
Views of the ceiling fan and faux rusted steel ceiling.
Steampunk room entrance – doors open
Entrance Steampunk door handle
Steel bracket detail on the entrance door. Matching brackets can be seen in the entertainment center pictures above.
Teslapunk light switch. For more on how these were made see
Teslapunk Light dimmers.
Teslapunk light switch with two dimmers.
Wall plates were made from quarter inch steel plate and cut out on my milling machine.
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