- Electric sander with sand paper
- Cordless drill with longer screws (2 ½″)
- 12 Dowels from Home Depot or somewhere similar. Or less if you like, it’s really up to you. I used 4 larger dowels, 1.5″ and 8 smaller dowels,¾″.
- 3-4 rotating castor wheels. Also from Home Depot or somewhere like Ikea. I used 4 because my spool is quite large
- Paint. 1 quart. I used white. You want a paint that you can wipe down. A stain might be nice too.
- Paint Brush
- Rust Protective Spray (optional)
- First I sanded down my spool to get out any rough spots, dirt, and to make it nice and smooth for painting. I did this outside.
- Next I used a white protective spray on any staples, screws or hardware to prevent them from rusting in the future.
- Now you want to add in your dowels. I measured the distance between the top and the bottom, inside to inside. 16″. The dowels are sold 48″ long, so for my larger ones I had them cut them at home depot, a tad bit longer than 16″ though. 2 of them ended up being perfect, and the third piece was a bit short due to the fact that I wentlonger than 16. I used a saw at home to cut the smaller dowel to 16 and ¼″, with a few left over. I then arranged them around the spool as desired, I just eye balled it, no tape measure used. I tried to space them out evenly. Since the dowels were longer than distance in between, I used a hammer to move them around and they were snug between the top and bottom. I used the hammer to move them around if necessary. I had some that were a little short or loose, and obviously would not stay. That is when I used my cordless drill and screws to secure them more, drilling into the top and bottom and into the dowel. Worked out great. Does that make sense?
- Flipped the table over and screwed on 4 castors.
- Now time to paint. I definitely recommend 2 coats, leaving the first to dry over night.
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