Forum user sevEnil2 (Severin N), together with his brother, built an LED table with bubble wall. Not only does this table feature LEDs wtih and infinity mirror, it also has aquarium tanks on all 4 sides. The use of the CD drive to house the controls is one of the many cool features of this project.
The pair undertook the project to learn about micro controller programming, woodworking, and custom tank making. They found a lot of help with their projects from on-line communities. You can follow the discussions about the development on this forum thread and this one well. There is also this Google + conversation to check out.