A Cool DIY Rocking Chair From Recycled Cable Spool into

Cable Spool into a Rocking Chair
This DIY rocking chair is made from an old cable spool that’s been in the backyard for some time.

A wooden cable spool can be transformed into a variety of different projects. With a little bit of creativity and some elbow grease, you can turn an old spool into a piece of furniture, a planter, or even a coat rack. With so many possibilities, it’s no wonder that cable spools are becoming a popular item for upcycling.

In our previous DIY project, we featured a cable spool bench. This time, we’re going to show you how to turn an old wooden cable spool into a stylish and modern rocking chair. This project is relatively simple and only requires a few tools and materials.

Turn a discarded cable spool into this rustic piece of furniture! There was a cable spool that’s been sitting inside our garage for the longest time. It was taking up a lot of floor space – space which we badly needed.

I’ve nagged my husband about it but he wouldn’t budge. He didn’t want to throw it away, saying he “might” need it in the future. However, when we were about to throw it away my brother asked for it planning to create a piece of rustic furniture – a rocking chair perhaps?

One day, my brother asked me if he could have the cable spool. I gladly gave it to him, with no second thoughts. I knew he would put it to good use and it would make him happy. I didn’t even ask him what he was going to do with it! Plus, it’s not like I was using it for anything. Obviously, my husband wasn’t very happy about it.

This is a DIY project that combines form and function.
This is a DIY project that combines form and function.

A few days later, my brother delivered a beautiful rocking chair to our driveway. He had crafted it out of an old cable spool and it was perfect for our patio. I was amazed by his genius and thanked him profusely.

When he saw the DIY tutorial online about how to turn a cable spool into a rocking chair, he knew he had to try it. He went to work right away, and when hubby saw it, he forgot he was mad at me. It was a great project that cost very little and resulted in a beautiful and unique piece of furniture.

This chair would be a great addition to any room. It looks very sturdy and has a vintage feel to it. We use it often in our house – when reading a book or enjoying a drink. It would make a great conversation piece for any guests you have over. This DIY project is perfect for when you want to relax and unwind. With just an old cable spool and some simple supplies, you can create a wonderful piece of furniture that will last for years.

What you’ll need to build a cable spool rocking chair…


  • Old cable spool
  • Nuts
  • Washers
  • Nails
  • Tape


  • Router
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Wrenches
  • Tracing paper

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If you’ve been eyeing that old cable spool for a while and wondering what to do with it, why not try transforming it into a rocking chair? It’s a simple process that anyone can do, and in no time you’ll have your own little oasis to relax in. Once you have everything you need, simply follow the tutorial in the link below. You’ll have a beautiful new rocking chair to enjoy.

Thanks to libskie for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…



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