A Wooden cable reel is circular pallet for rolling electrical and fiber optic wires. These are used to transport wires from one place to another and are usually discarded after the wires are used for required purpose. These are shaped like a spool and can be in a variety of materials like wood, ply wood, plastic and steel.
A wooden cable reel has always been an integral item in the creation of these recycled pallet furniture items. The main reason is the free availability and ease of dealing with the wooden cable reels. Here we see the closing ends are made using the shipping wood pallets.