I don’t know what possessed an Australian modder to come up with this hack, but I have to say that I’m surprised that it hasn’t popped up before.
Lyshco is a member of the Overclockers in Australia forum and he just finished working on this racing ottoman. He placed a seat, gearstick, pedals, and a steering wheel inside an ottoman. The guy is about 6′ tall and this fits him pretty well. He used ¾” MDF to build it. The feet were sanded down to a very smooth finish, allowing the ottoman to slide over carpet easily.
The ottoman slides over and he just pops the hood to start racing. It takes a few minutes and he’s ready to go. He also mentions that there’s massive space to store stuff and the overall benefit is that it looks swanky in his pad.