Back in the 60’s and 70’s low dollar furniture was in, especially if that furniture was free. Now I don’t know where everyone got their hands on all these “free” cable spools but it seemed like everyone had one for a coffee table or end table. In the photo below, my Father inlaw made one rather large one into a dinning table complete with a lazy Susan. This, he put in the cabin he built on King’s Hill in Placer County.
This photo was converted from a color slide, taken around 1980