Serious retro gaming for your home or office

Gloss black and solid walnut, solid oak or birch ply

Hands-on audio-visual

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

Retro gaming made easy

American black walnut finish

Discreet controls and screen design

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

Our upright arcade cabinet

Macassar ebony or American black walnut finish

Old skool stand-up 2-player gaming

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

The original giant Rubik’s Cube

Tough gloss black and hugely durable vinyl

Discreetly opens up to keep your stuff in

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

4-player arcade coat hooks

Gloss white, gloss black or American black walnut

7,203 combinations

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

The surface tension blog

surface tension news

Things we like on the web

Recent posts…

The Polycade

The Polycade

If you’ve not heard of the Polycade, it’s a wall-mount arcade machine that in December ’15 easily exceeded its $20,000 Kickstarter goal. It is the creation of brothers Tyler Bushnell, Dylan Bushnell (sons of Nolan) and Charles Carden. From their Kickstarter page… it’s a CNC-cut, plywood shell which is then spray-painted (twice) with gloss paint

Wobble chess board

Wobble chess board

I’m a regular browser of Reddit and a keen follower of the woodworking subreddit. This means discovering many amazing projects. So the other day I stumbled upon this wobble chess set with its concave squares to neatly house the brass-based pieces. The pieces and board are made from walnut, maple and brass. The concave sections were made

The classic arcade gets a high-end makeover

The classic arcade gets a high-end makeover

Over Christmas I took the time to have a chat with one of the guys working over at The Wall Street Journal in the US. It was about a feature looking into arcade gaming at home and how things have evolved that you don’t have to have a 40-year old machine in your lounge to be

DanHome