There is always a DIY trend that makes people’s hearts beat faster, sometimes it’s the pallets, sometimes the crates, and there’s also the beauty of the wooden reel tables. This type of table is used almost exclusively of those spools used to wrap electrical wires, the only adaptations are the painting and the wheels used to give more mobility to the piece, besides, the reel is 100% used. And this is great for the environment, since it avoids the unnecessary waste disposal, perfect for the pocket, after all a spool table is much cheaper than a conventional table and, of course, of course, incredible for decoration, since these pieces are super stylish. In this post you will see more about it and learn how to make a beautiful Beyond The Stars Blanket.
Another great advantage of the spool table is that you can customize it as you like, from the color used in the painting to the table finishes. There are people who enjoy a spool table with mosaic made of tablets, while others prefer an artistic painting on the top, for example, everything will depend on the style you want to give the spool. Another finishing option on the spool table is the hydraulic tiles.
Wooden spools can be found at electrical supply stores or on the internet, through websites such as online shopping. Just to give you an idea, you can buy a small wooden spool – 32 cm high by 64.5 cm in diameter – for about $ 19.13. A larger model, 83 cm high by 1.25 cm in diameter, costs, on average, $ 38.26. Or maybe you are lucky enough to find a wooden spool giving soup in a bucket around.
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With the wooden spool it is possible to make coffee tables, side tables and dining tables, depending on the size of the coil that will be used. A tip, if you do not find the spool in the desired size, you can use only the top of the coil to make the top and mount the feet with another material, so you have more freedom to adjust the height of the table. To complete, use benches around the spool table. A good suggestion is to invest in crate stools that go very well with this rustic and sustainable spool proposal.
How to make reel table
Compared to other DIYs, the spool table is much simpler to make. The wooden coil only needs to be sanded and painted, unless you want a more elaborate model with different finishes or with some enclosure / support included. So we invite you now to follow this super simple and practical step by step how to make your own reel table:
Reel or wooden coil in the desired size;
Sandpaper for wood;
Water-based paint (synthetic enamel is one of the best options);
Paint brush and roller;
Begin the process by cleaning the spool thoroughly, especially if it has already been used and is dirty. Remove mold stains, splinters, protruding nails and whatever else is damaging the piece. Then, sand the entire structure well, after this step use a damp cloth to remove all the dust from the spool. If necessary, dismantle the entire spool, but it is also possible to paint without having to dismantle it. Paint the entire piece with the chosen color, wait for it to dry completely and apply another coat. After all these steps, the spool table is ready. You can also choose to create a mosaic, make drawings with the help of a stencil or even place a glass top on the table. If you prefer a more rustic look, just apply a layer of varnish over the spool. Anyway, feel free!
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