Turn a Cable Spool into a Rocking Chair

Turn a discarded cable spool into this rustic piece of furniture!

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 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.

One day, my brother asked me if he could have the cable spool. I gladly gave it to him, no second thoughts. I didn’t even ask him what he was going to do with it! 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, a rocking chair appeared in our driveway. It was made out of our old cable spool. My genius of a brother turned it into a rocking chair for our patio. He saw a DIY tutorial online and went to work. When hubby saw it, he forgot he was mad at me.

The chair would look good anywhere, I suppose. It’s very sturdy-looking; it has a vintage feel to it. We use it most of the time – when reading a book with a drink in hand. It’s perfect for when we want to just relax, too! If you have an old cable spool lying around, turn it into this wonderful piece of furniture.

Materials:

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

Tools:

  • Router
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Wrenches
  • Tracing paper

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

 

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