last month, my husband and i found this cable spool on a sidewalk in front of some abandoned house. so we took it inside our small car and drove home.
last weekend, i asked our handyman to help us make a new coffee table out of it. at first, he just stood there and looked at me. so i showed him my inspiration, it's a mad mission's work from design*sponge. i assured him that it could be done :)
he gained a bit of confidence, pulled out sharp metal staples, added gypsum boards to cover the spool's top and bottom, painted black the whole thing, and glued on our leftover wallpaper. now here it is, our new cable spool table.