Building a garden table out of wood – 30 ideas with cable drums

You have seen them several times and maybe you would have thought back then that they look interesting and funny. The cable reels can usually be found at electrical wholesalers, building contractors or even on Ebay and can be easily upcycled and repurposed like wooden pallets. If you have a Wooden garden table then consider building one yourself from a cable drum. As versatile as the Euro pallets, coffee tables or side tables for indoor use are made from cable reels. Check out these great ideas and get inspiration for your own projects.

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Build a garden table from a wooden cable drum

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Converting a cable reel into a garden table is extremely easy. This is thanks to its convenient shape. Just let them stand upright and that’s pretty much it. The nicest part is the decoration of the tabletop on top. There are several options available, including mosaic, glass plate, adding a parasol into the gap or installing a champagne cooler. However, the effort for this DIY project is minimal, which is why the cable reels are so in demand.

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If you like the original look of the cable reel, then you can’t edit the surface either. This way you will have a table with a rustic-vintage-industrial-chic look on the terrace. Alternatively, you can sand and paint the cable drum or paint it in a nice, light color such as white, pink or blue. If your cable reel is small, you can mount rollers and make the table more mobile and versatile. You will find a few more interesting solutions in our collection of ideas. Take a look at this!

Wood bar made from a cable drum

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Garden table with ice bucket

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Embellish the table top with mosaic


Side table made of cable reel and corner sofa made of pallets

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Garden table made of wood cable reel with integrated parasol

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Decorate the cable drum table – maritime flair with thread and tendrils

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white lacquered cable drum table

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Terrace furniture made from wooden boxes, cable reels and pallets

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