Bookcase made from large wire spool. This is the best "spool" idea yet, but the choice of paint and counter try to take it away from the gritty. I would go with several layers of paint on the spindles and then sand it to give it a "stressed" look.
Already have my spools, going to try to pull this one off this weekend. instead of the barrels. Table and benches made with the top of a wooden spool of electrical cable and helicoidal galvanized steel ducts.