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You may not have an electrical spool lying around the house, but they’re oftentimes free at many home improvement stores. Wooden spools are excellent for keeping the garden hose tidy outdoors; they can be cushioned and repurposed into an ottoman, or they can be turned into a flea-style craft storage table like this.

Repurposed Wooden Spool

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5 Responses

  1. brm says:

    these always look quaint as tables

  2. RSS says:

    Nice color used on the spool shown.

  3. Leah says:

    I got the one I have from a home improvement store…free for the asking.

  4. Sammie says:

    Cool spool. ;)

  5. debra says:

    Oh my that brings back some memories when I was a teenager in the early 70's…. We used the big spools for tables & the smaller one as end tables, foot stools or as the chairs for the spool tables. Then you had a matching table & chairs. Although ours wasn't as fancy as the …one above!

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Grant DudleyGrant is the editor-in-chief of Design Happens and digital programming manager of HGTV.com. Despite growing up begging his mom not to ever drag him to another antique store, today his...

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