Patio Party; Cable Spool UpCycled With Style

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We took a rather large Industrial cable spool and upcycled it into a perfect patio party table. We love to offer upcycled furniture with the finest craftsmanship.
Oh the possibilities... When we pulled in to pick up our spool my mind was racing with all of the things that can be made from a cable spool!
My perception might be a little off. I really thought two would fit back here, this one alone dented my wheel well a little bit. I will have to return my lease after dark.
Base was cut down to a smaller foot ledge. Side was cut & turned into a cabinet door to house our keg and supplies Metal tubing was cut and welded to hold bottles, and a space was cut and framed in to create a finished look.
A draft kit was added to the center. You can find more info on our blog. This is my first blog post, I would love to answer your questions. Come on over!

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • Lana
    on Jun 9, 2017

    OMYGOSH! My neighbor is selling about 8 of these large spools along with some mediums and smaller ones! I hadn't really paid much attention till NOW! This is pure genius! Now I may just be buying his spools myself, doing this and reselling!
    • Lana
      on Jun 10, 2017

      Well, thanks. It is however, my husband David who is retired from National Grid power Co told me that the ones they had couldn't be reused due to being contaminated. He was never sure exactly what the contamination was but hazmat had to dispose of them. Maybe cable wires are different from electrical ones.
  • Christine
    on May 15, 2018

    how does keg stay cold?

    • Whimsy and Wood
      on May 23, 2018

      I have more details on my blog post about this on my site along with links to the products I used. There is a special neoprene sleeve and ice blanket. It would be for use for a party/event, but otherwise need to be kept in a fridge until ready for use.

  • Michelle Perram
    on May 4, 2019

    What do you do with the YOLO bucket/container? It looks great!

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