Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cable Spool and Barrel Table

It has been a few weeks since my last post but we have been busy. I traveled out of town last weekend and we also had company for a week. Sometimes a little thing called LIFE takes priority and projects get put on the back burner.

I have been working on turning a cable spool that Mike brought home into a table. They are always the perfect size a pretty well made, so not much construction needs to be done.





The only thing it needed was a table top. I simply applied scrap boards to the top with wood adhesive. Leaving a little for overhang to trim around later.



View of table turned over.


I used a jig-saw to trim around the table. This was my first time using one so some of the edges weren't perfect. I then sanded and sanded and sanded some more until the edges were even and smooth.


We also had found an old barrel a few months ago in a dumpster. It was pretty rough and we thought we could repair it, but after trying to put it together it fell apart and was actually burned on the inside. 


But it did have metal straps that we could use on the spool to add around the edges.
I also saved a few of the barrel boards to be used on something in the future.



So Mike cut the metal and punched holes all around it so we would be able to screw it to the spool. He did have to add a piece in the middle because the straps didn't fit around all in one piece.


For the finish on the spool I did a stain first of Minwax Chestnut and after that dried I applied Rustoleom paint in gloss white. After the paint dried I sanded with a 100 grit paper over the entire table top and bottom.

The middle area was burned with a torch then the same stain applied.


The edges were still a little rough and uneven so I simply hot glued on rope all around. It gave it a finished look and filled in spaces that were uneven on the top from my uneven cuts with the jig-saw.


This is a pretty heavy table so we applied wheels so it could easily be moved around.


Once all the elements of wood, metal and rope came together they created a pretty sweet rolling round table.



Just a few more pictures:









These were sand dollars that we found last summer and the roses are ones that I dried and saved from Valentines Day.

This was a fun project and I got to use a new tool- The Jig-Saw. Hopefully I can use again soon to improve my skills. And it was fun to create something together.

Thanks for visiting and I love reading all comments.
Enjoy you day!!                                              
                               
                                          Susan


LINKED TO:
Tater Tots and Jello
Funky Junk Interiors
Hometalk
The Rustic Pig
I Gotta Create
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Beyond The Picket Fence



20 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! I would love to have one just like it!

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  2. It turned out great!! I love the metal and rope trim! I really like the top too! Nice job! :)

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    1. Nice of you to stop by and comment Jenny. Have a great day!
      Susan

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  3. Hi Susan, popping over from the I Gotta Create party to say hello and this is the coolest table! You did an awesome job...wow! Thanks so much for sharing this and have a great week! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Cindy- Glad you like the table. Have a great day!

      Susan

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  4. Looks great Susan! Love the added touches of metal and rope.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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    1. Thanks for your link party Christina and for visiting my page. Have a great weekend.

      Susan

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  5. Susan this is awesome! I have a whole trailer full of cable spools, so I'm always interested in a good project for them...this one is great! Happy to be your newest follower via GFC and looking forward to more cool projects!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments and for following, Danni. Where are you?? I'll come get some of those spools if you want to get rid of a few!! LOL
      Enjoy your weekend!

      Susan

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  6. So awesome! Love the rusty piece on the side.
    I found you today thru The I Gotta Create Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Megin- I'll be sure to stop by your blog too!! Have a great weekend.
      Susan

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  7. Awesome.... Love the rope and metal!

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  8. Newest follower here! I found you though the blog hop. You have a wonderful blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks for hopping over and following. I'll be sure to check out your blog too!
      Susan

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  9. I love this table ~ thank you so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ have a fabulous week.

    Mary Beth

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Mary Beth. Hoping you have a wonderful week as well.
      Susan

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  10. Your post it's very interesting and very usefull, thanks for hosting. Does any of you have ever heard about www.elcoplanet.com or maybe use their web hosting service ? Because I need web hosting for my page. Thanks

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  11. I love cable spools. In fact, I used them for tables at my wedding this summer! Love!
    Following you :)

    xoxoxo
    Jess

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