Jennifer
Jennifer
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  • Elizabeth City, NC

How to Make a Bistro Table With Wood and Spools!

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$9
1 Days
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I have a lot of spools and a lot of wood, I'm making some Bistro tables!

how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
Gray and turquoise !

how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
Gray and blush!  

how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
They start with 2 spools and a round top from another type of spool! These are spools that held wire/cable.
how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
The round wood top is also the the base and template for the pallet board top of the table. I laid out pallet boards then used the round spool top for the outline. Traced around that with a pencil then used a jigsaw to cut out the circle.
how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
Leftover wood after I cut out circles. I will save and use that for another project I have in mind!
how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
I sanded down the wood pieces. I didn't use glue, just a picture.
how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
Okay the spools are heavy duty plastic but light in weight so I will need to make them heavier (centered in weight) so they don't tip over! Also will need a way to attach the tops to the spools. Easy enough to do! I made several plant hangers about 5-6 years ago and since I save my wood scraps I have a bunch of wood circle cutouts I will use for these tables. Perfect fit!!
how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
I used 2 different sizes so it fills the gap between the top and the spool top. This is heavy wood too! I secured the circles with two 3" wood screws.
So far so good !
how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
Finished with that part! That looks really good! More sanding needed!

how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
I then used some Unicorn SPiT in Weathered Gray for the top! A very pretty stencil (Amazon about $5) and some soft pink ( Walmart about $4)! I then sanded a little bit more so some wood would show through and then sprayed 2 coats of clear gloss over the top! I also spray painted the spools a matching gray!
how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
I don't have to predrill any holes in the spools, they already have them! Long screws with washers are going to hold the spools together!
how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
This is the whole table upside down before I spray paint over the screws and washer, you won't see that part anyway when it is flipped over right!
how to make a bistro table with wood and spools
All finished!! Since I made several of these at the same time, it's a little hard to judge the time it took but I'm going to guesstimate 1 day each and mainly because of paint drying time.
I also made some matching pieces for each table! A key/jewelry organizer, an inspirational knick knack and wall art!
Well that is it for now! Any questions or comments are always welcomed! Thanks for looking out people!!

Suggested materials:

  • Pallet wood and thick pieces of scrap wood  (on hand)
  • Spools and wood tops of spools  (on hand)
  • Spray paint- ballet slipper pink and clear gloss  (walmart)
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