DIY Expert Ken Wingard has a statement furniture piece to jazz up your living space!
- 18” wooden rounds (2)
- 12” diameter Sonotube
- Wooden studs 2” x 2” x 18” (4)
- 2” L Brackets (4)
- 1” drywall screws
- 2” drywall screws
- Power drill
- Spray paint (white or cream)
- Lazy Susan
SPOOL SIDE TABLE:
- Cut your sonotube down to 18” height, using a box cutter or saw.
- Spray paint your sonotube a white or cream color.
- Cut the 2” x 2” wooden stud down to 18”.
- Place the sonotube onto the center of one of your wooden rounds and trace it from the inside.
- Take one of your wooden studs and mark out even placement of the four studs around the inside of the circle you traced.
- Using your 1” screws, drill your L Brackets into one end of each of your 2” x 2” x18” wooden studs.
- Screw the other side of your L brackets into the wooden round, so your studs are now in place. You should now have a wooden round with four square posts sticking up in a circle.
- Place your sonotube over the top and use your 1” screws to secure the sonotube into the posts.
- Place your second wooden round on top of the sonotube, centered. Screw your 2” screws through your round into the top of your 2” x 2” wooden studs. Now you have your spool shape!
- Flip your spool over onto your lazy susan and hot glue the tail of your yarn in place.
- Spin the lazy susan around and around until you’ve fully wound your spool with “thread”. If making the needle, leave a long tail, if not glue the end tail down.
- Cut your ⅜” dowel down to 18” length.
- Cut your ¾” dowel down to 8” length.
- Take your ⅜” bit and drill into the center of your ¾” dowel.
- Glue your ⅜” dowel into the hole of your ¾” dowel.
- Use your small drill bit to create a hole for your “thread” through the top of your thicker dowel.
- Tape a rectangle of each grit of sandpaper to your worktable.
- In a downward motion, roll any sharp, inorganic edges on your needle on the 60-grit sandpaper until they are smoothed.
- *This step is critical for the area where you inserted your smaller dowel. *
- Repeat this process on the 220-grit sandpaper to smooth the wood to the touch. This should give you a very smooth, organic looking needle shape.
- Paint your needle silver.
- At the top, use your sharpie to draw an eye on the needle, make sure to color over the area where you drilled to feed your “thread” through.
- Feed your excess yarn through the hole in the “eye” of your needle.
- Weave your needle through the yarn wound around your spool side table and enjoy