How To Make A DIY Cable Spool Headboard

cable spool headboard

Industrial artifacts can add oomph to whatever style you've chosen. How about sticking some Louis XIV side tables like these in the room?

What you need:
  • cable spool - you can usually get these free from telephone companies or other companies that regularly use large quantities of electrical wire and cables
  • hammer
  • sandpaper or mouse sander
  • tung oil or varnish
  • black marker pen

What to do:
  1. Remove the top from the spool - the guys at the yard will probably do this for you. While you're there, get them to cut the spool across the bottom to give it better stability.
  2. Pound down nails that may be sticking out with a hammer
  3. Sand the spool thoroughly and darken the lettering with your marker pen
  4. Finish it off with a coat of tung oil or varnish