8 Cool and Clever Cable Spool DIY Projects ...

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From thread spools, we go to fun and creative Cable Spool DIYs.

Cable or wire spools are those cylindrical things around which cables or wires in the hardware store are...2

well, stored.

When the store runs out of cable or wire, these spools are thrown out.

In other words, you can get one (or two) for free for making one of these cable spool DIY projects.2

Craigslist is also a great resource for free cable spools.

1. Stool

Stool

Aren't these cute?

These would look great in a kid's room, especially if you use bright and colorful fabric for the top part.

To make these, Heather simply spray painted the spools, placed several layers of foam mattress pads on top, covered them with fabric, and added ric rac for trim.

2. Mobile Bookcase

Mobile Bookcase

This is one cool cable spool DIY project.

This is making my heart all a-flutter because I am currently in need of more shelves for my apartment.3

If you're in the same boat, you might want to give this home decor project a go as well.

To make one, will need wooden dowels and casters on top of the cable spool.

3. Patio Table

Patio Table

This is a Ballard Designs-inspired item.

Their spool table product has the whole middle section covered with rope.

Desiree chose a two-tone look using sisal and Manila rope.

Of course, you can also skip this part and simply add glass to the top of the table.

4. Mosaic Garden Table

Mosaic Garden Table

This cable spool DIY is similar to the previous idea.

Instead of embellishing the spool with glass and rope, though, you will be playing with colorful tiles.

To create a mosaic table, you will be needing tiles, grout, sandpaper, spatula, and a piece of cloth.

This project is easy but will take a lot of time.

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