Wood Spool Patio Table

Thanks to our son in law dropping off used wood spools, we now have a functional patio table. Minimal effort to make and the cost.... FREE!
Not liking the prices of durable patio tables, last summer we went without one. We've gone through a glass table that flipped over in a storm and shattered, a metal one that eventually rusted, and the last one was a cheap wood table that rotted in spots over the course of 8 years despite re-staining and varnishing each spring.
Out of necessity so as not to spend another summer without a place for an outdoor dining spot, the wood spools were eyed up as a quick and affordable table.
Wood spool tops were taken off the base and sculpted together. Nails were pounded in, and the top was sanded.
Various color stains were used to create interest, and several coats of varnish applied.
Old wood posts were salvaged from the junk pile to use as legs. An affordable place to sit to enjoy a beverage or some burgers from the grill.
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  • Sherry Diamond Sherry Diamond on Jun 02, 2014
    Would love to see a complete photo

  • Sharon Sharon on May 26, 2015
    love the table..........does the stain and vanish protect from weather.....rain?

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    • Bliss R Bliss R on May 26, 2015
      @Sharon several coats and I'm thinking we might have used Marine Varnish.