Furniture maker Tom Ives put together this computer desk from a cable reel used by big telecom companies. I’ve seen end tables and bookshelves made from cable reels before, but they don’t match the inventiveness of this piece of furniture.

[via Recyclart]

Michael Colombo

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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  • Steve Kennedy

    Anyone have any suggestions regarding a computer desk for my monitor setup (which has been sitting in storage since I closed my business) It’s a 6 monitor set up, Zenview arena 24 and I want to take it out of storage and put it in my house. Only my wife thinks its a monstrosity, and hates the idea of having it in one of the rooms unless I can make it look decent with the right desk…….any ideas?