Cable spool dining tables make can make a gorgeous focal point in your industrial or modern farmhouse decor.
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Do you love Industrial and Farmhouse style design? ME TOO! Farmhouse design bridges easily into using industrial finishes around the house. A mix of wood, metal, & brick, softened with natural patinas, soft knits, wild florals, and colorful succulents.
Our Cable Spool dining table is a perfect touch for this trend.
I am fortunate enough to have a couple of connections for large industrial cable spools. In your area you may be able to find them by contacting local builders and electricians that work on large developments like new home housing tracts and power companies. Start on Craigslist, I have had good luck on CL.
I am a figure it out as I go builder. I start with an idea and a very basic sketch and then tweak to get the look I want as I go. I am a little envious of anyone that can sketch up a design and be able to see the full final project in their mind. I would explain my process as a feeling for the finish and then I chip away at it.
HOW TO BUILD A CABLE SPOOL TABLE
- 1Dismantle your cable spool (WOULD A TUTORIAL ON THIS BE HELPFUL? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS)
- 2Take your cable spool top or bottom and follow these instructions to cut it down to the size you want.
- 3You can either build a table base or find pedestal table base for sale. Here are a few I really liked.
- 4I built this base & decided to incorporate the metal bars that used to hold the original spool together. I cut the bars down to size using my angle grinder and a cut wheel.
- 5The table base was painted using Pure Home Paints White Linen & used a clear matte top coat. I did use a penetrating stain from MinWax in the color Ebony. Penetrating stains create such a beautiful contrast. I think it makes pine have an exotic look. Then top coat with an appropriate sealer. I used Zar Antique Flat.
- 6Use screws the correct size for your materials. Drive a screw from the table arms up into your table top.
Would you use a cable spool in your design? Did you check out our other cable spool projects? What do you think about industrial design?
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We also loved these chair, lighting, and decor pieces! Did you know we do custom art? I would love to create a custom piece to complement your industrial decor!
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