Reel Good TableAugust 30th, 2008 in projects
I have always loved these film reel canister and have
developed quite a stash of them. Until now, I've never done anything with
them. I sat on my vintage stool, coffee
in hand, gently twirling when the idea struck. POW!
Stool-turned-table, castaway-turned-functional. See ya at the movies!
Film reel canister (ours is 18 in. round)
Vintage stool base
1/4 in. plywood
Four 1/4 in. nuts
Four 1 in. by 1/4 in. bolts
Four 1 in. rubber feet
One 24 in. glass round (professionally cut, if necessary)
Four surface protectors
Metal cutting blade
Wood cutting blade
Step 1: Remove seat from stool base using a screwdriver
Step 2: Measure and cut each if the stools four legs with jigsaw and metal cutting blade. (Our stool base is 26 in.)
Step 3: Open film canister
Step 4: Measure inside circumference and draw two circles of that size onto plywood.
Step 5: Cut plywood circles with jigsaw.
Step 6: Apply construction adhesive to inside bottom of each canister piece and insert wood disk.
Step 7: Place top of stool to exterior bottom of canister and mark for holes to attach.
Step 8: Drill four holes where marked.
Step 9: Attach stool base with bolts and nuts.
Step 10: Set upright. Admire.
Step 11: Apply construction adhesive to interior edge of reel canister top and connect it to the bottom canister piece.
Step 12: Clamp and let dry. Play a board game.
Step 13: Put rubber feet on legs.
Step 14: Space evenly and place the four surface protectors around edge of canister top and place pre-cut glass round on top. The surface protectors will keep glass from slipping.
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