This instructable is going to show you how to make use of old cardboard tubes to make a structure that can be disassembled, in my case it was for a coffee table for a friend.
Materials needed for this are as follows:

-Measuring tape
-dremel with diamond cutting disc
-metal file 
-saw to cut small wood stock
-Carriage bolts or hex bolts 
-T nuts
-drill with drill bits 
-cardboard tubes

Step 1: Planning your cuts

Measure your tube and find out where you want to make your first cuts to use as a pattern. 
Depending on the thickness of the material you are going to be using, helps determine your cut depth and size. 
You can use what ever size wood or stock for the lower cut on the tube. This cut must be matching on the other side of the tube as it will be holding stock.

Oh my...we send tubes like this off to the recycler by the dozens where I work at! Thanks for the upload!
looks fab! just an idea, you could use a dowel for the eye piece then you only need to drill a hole in the legs, i will try and let you know. <br>david
This is exceedingly clever!

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