DIY Wooden Spool Table

Furniture shopping can be a lot of fun. But, for some, creating your very own decor pieces is the way to go. No matter which way you lean, putting a bit of your own creativity and hard work into your home’s decor is something we all can connect with. So for those who may be a tad intimidated by taking on DIY projects, we’ve got a super simple idea we think you may enjoy, The Wooden Spool Table.Abby Murphy for Pink Verbena 4

We first spotted this idea in the book The $50 Home Makeover by Shaunna West. There, we learned just how easy (relatively speaking) it would be to take an old industrial spool from our local electric company and transform it into a great piece of furniture for the home. For this project, we teamed up with one of our favorite DIY bloggers, Kelley Wilds of The Coastal Kelder. Watch the video below to see just how she transformed this spool into a table.


What You’ll Need
Here is a list of the supplies you’ll need:
  • An industrial spool (Just ask your local electric company for these)
  • An orbital sander
  • Coarse to Fine sandpaper sheets or sanding blocks
  • Protective Eye wear/Goggles
  • Dust MaskBehind the Scenes Pink Verbena 1File_001 (5)


Optional: For easy placement and movement in the home, consider adding casters to the bottom of your table. For this, you’ll need 3 casters, about 12 screws and a power drill with a screwdriver bit.
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Where you may ultimately place your new table may depend on the size of the spool. We tried to find a slightly smaller spool but we were unsuccessful. The spool pictured in this post could be considered, in our opinion, to be medium sized. Smaller versions are great for use as side tables. Ours would be great outdoors or as a coffee table indoors.

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After sanding, we left our table “As-Is” and forewent the extra step of sealing it with polyurethane or paint. You’ll want to seal your table if you plan on keeping it outdoors.Abby Murphy for Pink Verbena 5

So, what do you think? Leave us your comments or suggestions below! Thanks for reading.Abby Murphy for Pink Verbena 7

Special thanks to the team at Vive Media for filming this terrific “How-To” video, to Abby Murphy Photography and to our gracious host The Charleston Weekender for not only welcoming us to her home, but for also providing us with great decor accessories for this shoot.

This post was not sponsored.