Before & After: Cheltz & Woo's Discarded Spool to Dining Table

Before & After: Cheltz & Woo's Discarded Spool to Dining Table

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Tara Bellucci
Feb 21, 2013

When Cheltz's husband, Woo, found this discarded industrial spool, he imagined a new dining room table… for free. Check out how the transformation went: 

From Cheltz:

My husband found this giant wooden spool for free and wanted to make a dining table out of it. I was more than willing to have him try. The spool is 65" in diameter, which is huge, but it was also over 40" high (which is way too high for a dining table). We also wanted to be able to scoot our chairs in, so the base had to be trimmed.

My husband took the whole thing apart (cutting through metal dowels and wood in the middle), made a quick run back up the road to remove 6 metal dowels from spools that were the right height (30"), trimmed the base with a chain saw, threaded the new, shorter dowels through their holes, set the wood slates up in the groove of the top piece, and we somehow got the base on top. I finished the whole thing with 3 coats of poly, and voilà! Free table in a weekend!

For more photos and details, check out their blog, Penelope's Pad

Thanks, Cheltz & Woo!

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(Images: Penelope's Pad)


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