This step by step tutorial of how to build a cable spool bench with storage compartment is for a creative homesteader who loves to reuse and re purpose reclaimed building materials into functional items. Theses round industrial wooden wire spools (reels) are often used by the cable and electrical companies to used to transport heavy gauge cable or wire.
Yes, it is true that the round wooden cable spools are hard to find. You may have to beg, borrow, steal (please don’t) or buy them for a reduced rate on places like freecycle.org, craigslist.org or network in person with local electric company or hardware stores.
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