Ideas needed to convert this!!

Please give me some ideas of what I can do with this?
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  • Johnchip Johnchip on Nov 07, 2016
    I saw a great teeter totter made from one with just a wood plank added. (adults love to use them) Could then be painted in so many cool ways, they chose a circus theme.

  • E.n10377823 E.n10377823 on Nov 07, 2016
    You can cut a thin piece of plywood to fit the top; then tile the top with the small tile sheets and grout. Paint the rest of it in any color you choose.

  • Emily Emily on Nov 07, 2016
    what are the dimensions? Do you want to use this as a seat or a stand or a table? Indoors or outdoors?

    • Jackie Jackie on Nov 08, 2016
      Hi Emily. Not sure what I want to do with it! Its about 50cm diameter and 60cm high (I think - not at home right now)

  • Marlisa Marlisa on Nov 07, 2016
    I was given a spool like this way back in the late 70's that had been stained, but nothing else. I double coated it with polyurethane and decided it was too difficult to move. So I bought 4 ball type casters, measured so that the ball would not stick out farther than the base, and screwed them on. That table lived to be a coffee table, game table, and held an aquarium for many years. When my youngest son was grown and in his own nest, he kept asking for the table. And now it is still at his house and holding up as well as it did 30+ years ago.

  • Pam Pam on Nov 07, 2016
    great outdoor table....wrap column with rope.....cover top with a piece of glass or tile or if you are creative broken pieces of glass (dishes, cups etc) for a mosaic with grout. Or paint/stain would do nicely. So many possibilities.

  • Carmen Robert Carmen Robert on Nov 07, 2016
    Use it as a patio table to put a drink, on a lignt!

  • Grace Grace on Nov 07, 2016
    We just made it into my son's bachelor pad living room table: cleaned, sanded, varnished, and stenciling. Yours look like mine. It is one of the better ones. :)

  • Dawn Taylor Dawn Taylor on Nov 08, 2016
    Turn it sideways Saw a little off each round making it even and flat Put the flat side on the ground Cut the center in an "L" shape Use some wood to form a seat I've been on the lookout for one of these spools because I've wanted to do this for a while now

  • Gud7788742 Gud7788742 on Nov 08, 2016
    a umbrella stand or a nice outside table with a nice color

  • Wea7901027 Wea7901027 on Nov 08, 2016
    rout out the top in shapes of your favorite theme (starfish and seahorse for nautical etc...put starfish etc.. in the cavities)varnish the wood, put a soft filler over the bolts and cover in glass or plastic.

  • Joa11691122 Joa11691122 on Nov 08, 2016
    The spool ends make fantastic clocks. I have attached my recent clock for you.

  • Tamara Cheeseman Tamara Cheeseman on Nov 08, 2016
    Sand down and stain the body the spool, and use broken tile or glass to make a mosaic top. Use as a side table.

  • G G on Nov 08, 2016
    This would be an excellent patio table or a deck.

  • Ann Atchley Ann Atchley on Nov 08, 2016
    Make a wishing well. Put boards around the outside with two on opposite sides being longer. Make a roof with boards going to each side. Connect boards to long boards on side. Voile. Wishing well.

  • Kat12132587 Kat12132587 on Nov 08, 2016
    My brother did this for me

  • Kat12132587 Kat12132587 on Nov 08, 2016
    Here are some other ideas

  • Wendy Hightower Waeghe Wendy Hightower Waeghe on Nov 08, 2016
    I found this at an antique shop last year and it's beautiful! They used that as a base and sanded it down, then made a table top out of a a beautiful piece of plywood cut at a larger round circumference. Sanded, distressed and stained it a gorgeous walnut. To die for !!!!!!

  • Gina Gina on Nov 08, 2016
    Cut 1/3 off top and bottom and you have a table that will fit flush against a wall inside or outside

  • DelorisSchlickbernd DelorisSchlickbernd on Nov 08, 2016
    Just sand it and stain it and seal it with varnish then you can use it as a coffee table

  • Annette Sausser Annette Sausser on Nov 08, 2016
    Cut the whole in the top middle a little larger so that a bucket can be inserted but NOT fall through. Stain the "table" place the bucket in the hole Viola! Oyster table :)

  • Emma Haralson Emma Haralson on Nov 08, 2016
    I put counter laminate on top and around edge and sealed the wood with stain. It made a great patio table!

  • Kristin Kristin on Nov 08, 2016
    give it to me :)!

    • Jackie Jackie on Nov 09, 2016
      Love your answer - its the kind I would make! But sorry - I am keeping it!

  • Jerome Caza Jerome Caza on Nov 08, 2016
    Turn it on it's side put it in a big back yard and let the kids try and roll it around the yard by walking on it like a hamster wheel ! that's what we did!

  • Lucy Marie Bernier Lucy Marie Bernier on Nov 08, 2016
    Turn it into a table, cut to slats in the bottom in front add hinges. You got a door.

  • Bonny Fidler Bonny Fidler on Nov 08, 2016
    they work great for garden hoses and also i have used then for a patio table with an unbrella int the center

  • Hightee Hightee on Nov 08, 2016
    She also tiled the top of one

  • 861650 861650 on Nov 08, 2016
    There are thousands of ideas on Pinterest. Check it out and you will love it.

  • Joseph Basnight Sr Joseph Basnight Sr on Nov 08, 2016
    Sand it, then stain it with your perffered color of stain, then purchase a piece of round glass to place on top, you could also have a hole cut in the middle and a light kit added

  • Avinash Limaye Avinash Limaye on Nov 08, 2016
    With adition of Centrer Umbrella use it as Poolside or shore side Beer Drinking Table with folding / rocking chaire and dose . to

  • Rene Rene on Nov 08, 2016
    An end table, or you could put a mosaic pattern on the top and use it outside

  • Linda Zack Linda Zack on Nov 08, 2016
    Saturate garden cord in white glue. Cover the top in spirals. Great for dog tricks.

  • Pamela Pamela on Nov 08, 2016
    I put my spool on casters , stained it and then used the ton of old keys I had and made an irregular pattern on the top

  • Eth9386294 Eth9386294 on Nov 08, 2016
    My husband made the pedestal look like a tree stump, and added a fairy window and door. Add some small gravel for a path ,bits of moss and there you are!

  • Deb Foster Deb Foster on Nov 08, 2016
    Larger circle of glass on top and you have a coffee table

  • Marge Diedrich Amick Marge Diedrich Amick on Nov 08, 2016
    We had one that my husband covered with oak floor boards. It became a nice patio table. You can sand it and refinish with a wood preserver.

  • Teresa Teresa on Nov 08, 2016
    I made a toy box/table /race track for my boys when they were little, but it only works with certain kind of spools!

  • Bec10986248 Bec10986248 on Nov 08, 2016
    A table and storage cabinet.

  • Karen Street Karen Street on Nov 09, 2016
    Birdcage, outdoor table.

  • Jackie Jackie on Nov 09, 2016
    So many wonderful ideas. Thanks to everyone.

  • Jod14307377 Jod14307377 on Nov 09, 2016
    Spray paint it, add garland around edges and I out have great display stand for potted plants, Christmas tree or poinsettias...

  • Bil3171720 Bil3171720 on Nov 09, 2016
    i found this on pinterest. you could put your own ideas picture themes.

  • Penne Johnson Penne Johnson on Nov 09, 2016
    I love these and was looking for one and never found another. I had them before. I wanted this for old glass top table to put on top of this spool as I had a large fountain of boy drinking out of water fountain. I used this as base and he is in the middle well kept and sturdy. plants all around his feet and two more layers below him. Makes a beautiful corner in my patio with lots of color. These spools are sturdy and priceless hang on to it and good luck with any other ideas.

  • Lonnie Lonnie on Nov 09, 2016
    Odd one that I am, I saw this on its side. Maybe with painted flowers or other decorations on the rounds. With that thought came "what to do about the middle"? Maybe cut it out at an angle, think Pac-man, and grow something in there? Just a thought.

  • Wickedsister Wickedsister on Nov 09, 2016
    Covered with shells is nice or I've seen one with river rocks all over including the pedestal and bottom. That one is beautiful but very heavy.

  • Helen Helen on Nov 09, 2016
    I would make a table out of it. Not so hard to do.j

  • Arl9401407 Arl9401407 on Nov 09, 2016
    I just bought a large clock made from one of those - made by a lady I met on FB. I love it!

  • Linda Klass Linda Klass on Nov 10, 2016
    This link has many ideas as to what to do with this. I agree with Penne though. I definitely keep it.

  • Yvo12071910 Yvo12071910 on Nov 11, 2016
    I've seen large ones made into tables and the smaller ones made into the stools. Very simple to paint or stain after you sand them.

  • Mag9541362 Mag9541362 on Nov 11, 2016
    I stained one then took family pix and put them on the top. Covered with polyurethane and used it on my porch. You can use a nice wall paper trim for the center too. c

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Nov 11, 2016
    I took one apart and used the top to make a table. I used pipe to construct the base for an industrial look. I also used a top to make a wall clock for outside. If you have larger ones you could do a picnic table or a coffee table.

  • Spacey Spacey on Nov 11, 2016
    A friend of mine cut it in half, stained it and made two great coffee tables by putting it on casters. I turned one on its side, cut a small amount from each end to make it lie flat and used it to hold a board with mounted handles for a see-saw. I have seen used for a table for a bistro set too.

  • Dominique Lamela Dominique Lamela on Nov 11, 2016
    I've done a cat bed+table+cat scratcher out of one of these. To make any pet a bed just unscrew the bolts that hold everything together and remove a couple of the central planks!

  • Lucy Marie Bernier Lucy Marie Bernier on Nov 11, 2016
    Coffee table... Go for it.

  • Susan Susan on Nov 11, 2016
    Cover top with plywood cut to size and attach it with counter sinking screws. Then I would tile the top and edge to make a nice table for anywhere.

  • LadyJoker LadyJoker on Nov 11, 2016
    we put a couple of these in our garden this summer - take out a few slats - drill drainage holes in bottom and lined with garden material and added out plants - I did one with the open slats on top and did another do that my petunias overflowed from a angle on side - we painted one and stained the other

  • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on Nov 12, 2016
    Depending upon your decorating style, you could make a really fun table like this one:

    • Lonnie Lonnie on Dec 18, 2016
      This would look so adorable in a tailor's window, sewing shop, quilter's shop, and the like. Love it.

  • Dekmessecar Dekmessecar on Nov 12, 2016
    An end table. Sand free of splinters and drop on a round or square cloth. Dek Messecar

  • Cut it in half vertically, have two same size pieces, paint it the color you like, if you want, put a lamp shade to the top or any other decoration and use the bottom as a book case. The one next to the other I think it will look great.

  • MJ MJ on Nov 12, 2016
    Simply complete and adhere one of your favorite and most beautiful puzzles on top of the (already painted/stained) spool and cover with a poured/strong epoxy finish -suggest beautiful floral(s) for use in the patio/garden area or a kid favorite such as a Super Hero or Princess etc. Add a complimentary natural or colored rope/twine around the top edge of the spool to finish the look (can be covered with the same epoxy used for the top).

  • Desiree Suggs Desiree Suggs on Nov 12, 2016
    Sand and stain for outdoor table. Add an umbrella. It could go in a man cave an be a poker table (decorate the top with playing cards and epoxy to finish.

  • Pam Funk Braciszewski Pam Funk Braciszewski on Nov 12, 2016
    We wrapped marine rope around the center part and made a "teak" look top for it, added an umbrella and some lights a great addition to our backyard with our 5 ton of sand beach!

  • Audrey Chapin Audrey Chapin on Nov 14, 2016
    Paint with outdoor paint (any color you like) and use as a table out in the yard for potting flowers.

  • Lee N Paige West Lee N Paige West on Nov 14, 2016
    I turned mine into a tv console for my sons room. Cut the top and bottom off right where the center support starts. This way it lays flat on wall. We then used the pieces we cut to add around the middle of the spool and supported with iron pipe. The iron also assisted for additional support for the television weight. We used the middle shelf for his game systems and the bottom holds the games in decorative baskets.

  • Jnt14053866 Jnt14053866 on Nov 19, 2016
    I would put smaller pieces of wood partition so that you could either put books too make a bookcase or something similar

  • Che5052749 Che5052749 on Dec 17, 2016
    I have seen the round end made into a wall clock. They look beautiful and are perfect for the Farmhouse decor.

  • Jackie Jackie on Dec 19, 2016
    The result of all your wonderful ideas is "Cable Spool Project"

  • Jackie Jackie on Dec 19, 2016
    Thanks everyone. I will post more!

  • Annette Sausser Annette Sausser on Dec 21, 2016
    You can cut out the middle, stain, place a bucket in the hole in the middle and now you have an oyster table :)

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Dec 31, 2016
    Can you use it as a side table? I would put a lazy Susan on top so that it can be used as a game table for scrabble or to serve snacks.