Kamil Kaluski of Hooniverse.com takes his passion for BMW to a whole-new level…and we like it. In this innovative project, Kamil decided to turn a BMW engine block into a coffee table, and the task has proven to be more complicated than anticipated.

“I always had the idea, I finally had the engine block, and now came the hardest part – actually getting it home. There are few problems with that: first, I live in a high-rise condo in the middle of a city, meaning that it pretty much has to be finished before it gets there. Second, my wife is very particular about our home, which is not a bad thing, but convincing someone who has zero interest in cars about having an engine block as a coffee table is not easy.”

Prior to moving it into his house, Kamil took the engine block to a shop for a much needed “bath”. Next, some much needed sanding and final detailing.

But since the wife runs things in the household (nothing new, happens to all of us), the coffee table turned into an end-table with a nice glass cover on the top.

“To my surprise my wife did not hate the engine block. She actually liked the bright aluminum and unconventional shape of it, just not as a coffee table. We reached a compromise and the engine block table would end up in our living room, but it will serve as an end-table and not a coffee table. Surprisingly, this actually made the project easier.”

The result? See below.