I originally picked up these wooden spools, the kind used to hold utility wire, for the goats I had. They loved to climb and play on them. Well, long story short, I no longer have goats. Any suggestions for how to use these spools? I have 2 of them and both are the same size, roughly three ft tall.
"Perhaps I'll have them string a clothesline from the hearse I am in, with my underwear waving in the breeze, as we drive to the cemetary. People worry about the dumbest things!"
For those looking for spools, visit your local cable company. Spouse works for one and I used too. It was a pain having to have them hauled away so anyone that wanted them were welcome to them.
For liability purposes the guys would "accidentally" leave some outside the fenced in area for people and if they disappeared, oh well!
We used a couple of the large ones to make pens for our extra roos.
With a sawzall or other tool, remove all the upright wooden supports except those over the metal supports(that should leave 3 or 4). Balance and level spool on one end on some bricks to prevent rotting. Cover with wire, nailing into the top and bottom circle edge. Cut a door. Add a roost of end slotted pvc going from side to side. In inclement weather, cover with tarp or plastic on three sides.
You got a good sturdy, roomy pen for one extra rooster. And you can stack them.
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They do make great outdoor tables. Once a guy I lived next door to, used a smaller sized spool to anchor down his dogs chain....of course there was never any grass in his back yard. Said dog was in VERY good shape.
Once I nailed 4 of the smaller ones together (about 2" wide) and put the contraption in a corner as a plant stand/nick-nack shelf.
Back in the 80's, where I grew up, it was quite the fashion to use these spools for various forms of outdoor furniture. That's when the cable companies came through and left the beasts behind. No front porch was complete without a cable spool table, painted dark red to resemble cedar.