Build a creative cable spool bench

Learn how to build a cable spool bench
Building a cable spool bench is a great way of upcycling a cable spool!

When it comes to outdoor furniture, there are many different options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something for your porch or garden, you can find the perfect piece of furniture to suit your needs. There are many different materials to choose from as well, so you can find the perfect match for your home.

For example, cable spools, they are often disregarded as simple pieces of trash. However, these spools can be repurposed into many different things. With a little creativity, cable spools can be turned into things like coffee tables, planters, or even chairs. These spools are very versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.

Here’s a DIY outdoor bench that’s not only cheap but also sturdy and pretty if you’re into rustic furniture – a cable spool bench!

This garden bench is made from an empty wooden cable sppol and a pallet assembled in a simple yet stylish manner. If you can get your hands on a cable spool that’s not being used and pallets for free, then you can practically have an outdoor bench for a song. It’s also very easy to make, using only simple tools that DIY-ers would most likely already have in their toolsheds.

You can modify the design of your DIY cable spool bench to make it look uniquely your own. You can choose to paint it, put a backrest on it, or extend a small space on the armrest to place your drinks on! With a few simple changes, you can take this bench from functional to stylish in no time.

If you’re in need of some inspiration to help you get your creative juices flowing, be sure to check out our album below. It’s full of great ideas that are sure to get you started on your next project!

This inexpensive and easy-to-build bench makes a great addition to any backyard, and is sure to be a conversation starter at your next party. Made from a cable spool, this rustic bench is both stylish and practical. Follow the simple steps below to build your own.

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You’ll need these materials for your cable spool bench project:

  • Wooden Spool
  • Pallet
  • Screws and Bolts
  • Paint

And these tools:

  • Jigsaw
  • Wrench
  • Angle Grinder
  • Welding Tool
  • Power Drill
  • Router
  • Circular Saw
  • Chisel and Hammer
  • Belt Sander
  • Paintbrush


After securing a cable spool and a pallet, start by cutting the pallet in two parts. You will be using one part for the seats and the other for the backrest.

Next, use a wrench to disassemble the empty wooden cable spool. Be careful not to damage any of the parts as you do this. Once the spool is disassembled, you can begin to assemble your new cable spool bench.

Now that you have the two wooden flanges and the pallet seat and backrest, you can start assembling them together to complete your cable spool bench. First, take the seat and backrest and attach them to the flanges using screws and washers. Make sure the screws are long enough to go through the flanges and into the seat and backrest.

Next, take the remaining flange and attach it to the other side of the seat and backrest. You may need to use clamps to hold everything in place while you screw it together. Finally, flip the bench over and screw in the remaining screws to secure the bench.

If you’re working with flanges, you may need to cut the bottom part of the flange straight in order to prevent it from rolling around. This can be done easily with a cutting tool.

Before you paint or finish your cable spool bench, use a belt sander to sand down the rough edges. This will help create a smoother, more polished look.

You can watch step-by-step instructions from thepoultrypeople here:



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