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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Low-dough furniture piece- indoors or outdoors (dumpster dived n' salvaged)

HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE CABLE SPOOL COFFEE TABLE….

As many of you know, this blog is not only for tiny houses, shelter, tree house, and cabin photos and ideas (and showcasing the things I design and build), but also for sharing ideas in the world of salvaged-construction, and repurposing- which yes, can certainly be tied to the thrifty mindset of the tiny house and downsized-living world. So…. just wanted to share the simplest of projects, a wooden cable spool table.

In my factory art studio outside Boston, MA- the table is so strong that I can stand on top of it, and jump up and down without any problem...

WANT TO MAKE ONE???
Its simple….
Dismantle a big ole spool once you're procured one….
Pull or flatten any nails or staples that might get in the way
Slap a few coats of Helmsman spar varnish on the top
Add a few natural maple boughs as legs (which you can cut (carefully) with a chop saw). Glue them in place AND hold them fast with a trim head screw or two through the topside of the table.
And that's pretty much it!

Just a simple idea I wanted to share…
And REMEMBER- THIS WEEKEND…. the debut of my new show, "Tiny House Builders" on HGTV…. Sunday, December 14th, at 1pm.


2 comments:

  1. Deek, Just watched the 'premiere peek' of the show, today (Sunday, Dec. 14th, 2014) and wanted to let you know I THOROUGHLY APPROVE! I've known you for your creativity and humor for almost a decade (when you were still a KID, in fact, and shared with me - that older, cartoon/comic sci-fi-fantasy artist lady - some of your first 'sketches' towards what would become your first book), and you have been a NATURAL in front of the camera for years... moving onto the 'bigger' screen was the next natural step for you.
    It was a real treat watching you on my TV - and not from my laptop or Kindle - and I had to keep PINCHING MYSELF for you! lol...
    You have always been friendly, skilled at speaking and instructing, and, above all, that creative spark that makes everyone watching go 'WOW, I can do THAT!' and 'I WANT to do that!'
    So now I get to say, again, 'Way to GO, Deek!' and , NOW, 'Kudos, Deek, and GOOD LUCK on the TV SHOW!'
    Love ya, sending BIG HUGS and BEST Christmas wishes to you and yours....
    - Shea Ryan (jipsi)

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  2. Hello, just wanted to say, I loved this article. It was practical.
    Keep on posting!
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