Industrial Spool Table

Industrial Spool Table

The industrial look has become quite popular in home decor. I am personally a fan of taking items with that industrial feel and pairing them with softer textiles, colors, and decor. I was perusing the hardware store the other day and spotted an empty wooden spool sitting in the aisle. I kindly asked the sales person if these were available for taking and to my pleasant surprise he said YES!!! I quickly loaded this sucker up in my shopping cart and took it home.

So come check out how I turned this into a Industrial Spool Table….

Industrial Spool Table

There isn’t a lot of prep work to do with this one. There was some black sharpie markings that we used the sander to remove. Then all there was left to do was stain and seal the spool. I picked Minwax wood stain in Dark Walnut and Polycrylic to seal the piece.

The most difficult part was making sure that stain got into all the seams, nooks, and crannies of the spool. I even ended up using an old tooth brush to apply stain to some of the difficult spots.

Industrial Spool Table

Industrial Spool Table

I absolutely love how the dark stain transformed the spool. It now looks so much richer and upscale.

Industrial Spool Table

For an added bit of industrial feel I added 4 casters to the bottom of the spool. Not only are these so fun but they could be functional too. How easy it would be to vacuum if all my furniture were on wheels???

Industrial Spool Table

Next to these little burlap covered folding chairs all I can think is this makes the perfect looking bistro set.

Industrial Spool Table

So what do you think of the industrial look? Do you have any bits of the industrial look in your home?

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Want to see more industrial ideas? Come check out when I transformed an old cart into an Industrial Cart Coffee Table….

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  1. I have large industrial spool. what would you suggest I use to remove or halt the rust on the nuts and bolts?

    • For removal, you can probably use a rust remover like CLR. Then I would use a wire brush to get off any stubborn areas. As far as halting, or preventing more I would probably use a clear protective spray or paint on coat.

  2. Thanks.

  3. Sandy DeBusk says:

    You are AMAZING! Just fell in love with your work! I have this spool and a baby one for my kiddos, you just made my day! And your crib bench…genius! I was going to get rid of the crib…not any more 🙂

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