Lord of the Rings cable reel table #Do It Yourself#Pop Culture#before and after#geeky#lord of the rings#table May 14 2013 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Homie Cheryl Hellcat uploaded this awesome table collage to our Flickr pool and my face did this. How freaking awesome is this nerd-tastic DIY table? Here's how she explained the origin of this muy unconventional table: My Grandpa turned this cable reel into a side table around 30-40 years ago. It needed some sprucing up so I gave it paint job. Do you recognize that paint job? Yes nerds, it's the White Tree of Gondor. This is the Return of the King of side tables! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS A play kitchen built from a salvaged cabinet NEXT Dangerous Cooking for Boys: an 11-year-old's online cooking show for kids with allergies Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] Phenomenal! Reply That looks fantastic! One word of caution for anyone picking up a cable reel off the side of the road. My parents made a table (not beautiful and finished like this one, but rough and tumble off the side of the road) out of a cable reel. A few months later, the spider eggs that had been inside of the spool hatched and infested their apartment. I'm super glad I wasn't born then… Reply AAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! *ded* 2 agree Reply We have a cable reel table at home that my husband's father and grandfather refinished about 15 years ago, and I immediately want to go home and set it on fire now. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.