Regina man's nostalgic furniture scores big points with Nintendo fans
Jeremy Rieger builds large replicas of classic Nintendo systems that serve as coffee tables
If you want to level-up your living room, you might want to talk to Jeremy Rieger.
"I was originally thinking I'd do the more traditional style furniture, or maybe something a little more funky," he said. "I had this concept in mind and I thought, 'Let's give this a try.'"
He said he doesn't consider himself a 'gamer,' but he has a soft spot for the 'old school' video games he played when he was young.
He didn't know if anyone would want to buy his first Nintendo furniture piece, but when he posted it on Facebook, he got an offer right away. Now, he's getting requests from all over Canada, the United States, and even Europe.
Rieger knows he's not the only guy making these kind of items, but as far as he knows, he's the only one in Saskatchewan.
"It's niche stuff that maybe is not everybody's bag, but I think most people can appreciate it, and appreciate the skill and time that I take to work on it," Rieger said.
With files from CBC Radio's Morning Edition