So many or my projects start with a hmmmmm, what would you like to be when you grow up? I know, it's a strange conversation to have with what you might see as an inanimate object. I just have not found a better way to describe my process than that.
What would you do with one of these???
When I started on this project I felt pretty good about my plan to make it an industrial patio table & to add in some industrial looking wine storage made out of metal EMT. You could also use Black, or painted PVC pipe with a 4"diameter & glue weld together with PVC glue.
This Cable spool was huge, the kind of huge that required a fork lift to put it into the back of my truck, the kind of huge that dented my wheel wells while in my truck bed. Fortunately I am blessed with a strong husband & now a strong son who worked together sans fork lift to lower it out of the truck & into the garage. Girl Power is only enhanced by the strong men in her life.
Now on to the build.
The spool had a 55" diameter top. Perfect for a family sized outdoor table! The bottom of course was the same size, I marked off a circle that still left a ledge for the bottom & got to cutting with my Ryobi Reciprocating saw. You could also use a jigsaw & have a little less sanding afterwards.
Next with a little bit of prayer I cut out a section the size to hold my metal wine storage rack. Our rack was made by cutting a 10' pipe section into 10 equal cylinders that were welded together to make a wine rack. Additional metal was welded to the back of the wine rack. The side pieces were trimmed down & fitted back in to frame out the wine rack without gapping. (you could also use black, or painted ABS pipe with a 4" diameter
A friend stopped by & mentioned that the hole on top would be great for a draft tower. This set the ball in motion & the idea had to be born!
The side opposite our wine storage was cut & reassembled into a cabinet door. The space inside was just perfect for holding our pony keg, & a CO2 tank. Thank you Yolo Brew for the great beer to try out our creation!
The size of the hole on the table side of a spool will vary. If your spool is too wide for your draft tower, then we recommend cutting a piece of wood with a hole drilled out to screw your draft tower into.
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A punch of red can elevate the energy of a room and feed that same energetic passion to the the space. While many would go neutral when faced with indecision...I tend to go bold & red is so universally loved that it is always a winner!
Are you a follow your intuition or a follow the rules person?
I am such a follow the rules person, except when it comes to my art . This buffet had the usual scratches, dings, and bumps that made it's past owner ready to get rid of it rather than take on a makeover project. I was over the moon excited by all of the details.