If you’re into cars, then chances are that you like the idea of having an engine block as a coffee table. If so but don’t know where to start, you are in luck! Veloce Publishing Ltd’s latest book is a step by step guide on how to build your own engine coffee table.

There is a complete list of the tools and safety equipment you will need, some hints and tips, how to choose the right engine for your project and the different finishing options. After all, it’ll be a talking point in your house so you have to be happy with your choice! Included in this section are photographs of previous projects and they include an air-cooled flat four! How much more inspiration do you need…..From there on it’s a journey through the complete process, detailing every step from cleaning to fabrication, and painting through to adding the finishing touches.

The book is very well written with clear and easy to follow instructions and numerous photographs to both guide and inspire you. It definitely makes you feel like browsing your favourite websites/shops to find an old engine and giving it a go for yourself (if you do, send us some photos!)

This book would make the perfect present for any petrolhead (or to yourself! Go on, you deserve it) and at £9.99 it is an absolute bargain.

Available from www.veloce.co.uk
ISBN 978-1-845848-84-2

Review by Richard Thorpe