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  • Sherri Deshaies

    We had a coffe table like this! Cable reel repurposed into a book table

  • Deanna Dimick

    DIY instructions for cable spool table. Maybe for end tables?

  • Jenni Freskos

    I love this idea for a upcycled coffee table made out of a wooden spool. I think I would add a little rubbed on colorful paint but the general concept is awesome!... could also use as an end table or two

  • Anna Steen

    cable reel repurposed into a book table, @Melissa Brown do you have a coffee table idea already???

  • Natalie

    cable reel repurposed into a book table - good heavens, your grandmother was using these in the 60s for end tables and coffee tables!! She upgraded it though with casters on the bottom!! sl

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