Industrial spools are our first pick when we're considering new designs. They are readily available (if you are diligent in your search), they have a beautiful workable surface, they retain original hardware incredibly well (washers, nuts, threading, banding), and they all have a story to tell. Industrial spools make great tables and desks, capitalizing on either the nautical or industrial feel of the design space. Some designers have recycled them into benches or seating. Some are converting them into desks and workstations. Others are retaining the worn, industrial feel of the spool through rigorous cleaning and then installation in their design space as-is. Here are some of our favorite designs when it comes to industrial spool furniture:

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