Have you ever seen those large cable spools that have industrially sized cable wrapped around them? If you have you might be interested to know that firms sell these large cable reels once they are empty and while that doesn’t sound all that interesting, what they can be used for is…

 


Ten Things to Can Make and Do With a Wooden Cable Reel


 

Media Center Turntable Stand (With Record Storage)

Media Center Turntable Stand (With Record Storage)

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With the revival of record players, this idea might be more useful than you would think. With loads of storage for LP’s and lots of top space for the player.

Picnic Table and Seats

Picnic Table and Seats

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What you might not notice about this idea is the seats are made from the bottom reel edge! While a lot more work is needed than simply cutting it off its still a good use of the cutaway.

Toy Garage with Car Ramp

Toy Garage with Car Ramp

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I can just imagine how much fun my little boy will have whizzing his cars up and down this all day. I personally would have used the centre part of the reel to hold all the toy cars.

BBQ Table

BBQ Table

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While it doesn’t make the biggest of BBQ’s this handy table is an all-in-one cooking tool with room for peoples drinks, some plates, even some extra food in bowls around the edge of it.

Rotating Bottle Stand

Rotating Bottle Stand

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I’m not sure if you can rotate each section, but if you can rotate the whole tower it is still a good idea. It looks neat, tidy and not that hard to make at all!

Cable Reel Planter

Cable Reel Planter

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There is always someone who will turn things into a planter and to be fair they have done a great job of it. It’s not tacky in any way, in fact, it’s quite a tasteful garden piece!

TV Stand & DVD Rack

TV Stand & DVD Rack

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What I like most about this idea is not what I can see (that is pretty impressive) but its what I can’t see which is any wires. Not sure about the VCR player being on top, but the ideas solid.

Corner Book Shelf

Corner Book Shelf

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This idea has room for plenty of books and it even has a seating area on top! Although a nice cushion or felted covering would have been best.

Coffee Table

Coffee Table

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While this cable reel coffee table won’t suit everyone’s home, anyone who is into that “rustic” look will find a place for it somewhere. I love the dark varnish on this one, it gives it an extra touch of style.

Cable Spool Rocking Chair

Cable Spool Rocking Chair

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What is stopping you from simply rolling away into the sunset? It’s the little-knotted ropes at the front and back. I could just imagine being sat on this chair, in the garden on a warm summers afternoon.

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