From GARAGE SALE DECOR. electrical spools as tables. Companies that use these spools generally pitch them. I picked up half a dozen that way (free), highly varnished them and made them into patio tables.
✥ New Life for Wooden Spools: You may not necessarily have an electrical spool lying around the house, but you can easily find them, and they're oftentimes free at many home improvement stores. Wooden spools are excellent for keeping the garden hose tidy outdoors; they can be cushioned and repurposed into an ottoman, or they can be turned into a flea-style craft storage table like this.