It Was Just An Old, Dusty Cable Spool. But Watch When He Grabs The Rope...
While cable spools are most commonly only seen at construction sites, their sturdy, circular, and symmetrical design makes them a great potential DIY resource! The particularly large spools, like the one that DIY-er Aaron managed to track down and buy online, have a cool industrial look like this tire-rimmed home grill. And, with a little polish,...
Cable spool umbrella table. I picked the spool up off the curb last summer and bought a small section of pipe and an attachment. We use it on our dock, so to keep the umbrella from lifting out in the wind, I drilled a hole through the pipe (not fun! Wear gloves!) and through the umbrella pole. I put a long bolt through the holes and fastened the end of the bolt with a wing nut for easy in and out for the season. Table is super heavy so doesn't go anywhere in a storm!