I could tell you a really long sob story but suffice it to say I had 4 really nice looking wheels (with tires) on a shelf in my garage. They were all bent just enough that they vibrated really bad when they were on the car but not so bad that they looked bent. So rather than leave them taking up space on my shelf I decided to stack a couple of them up and throw a piece of glass on top to make a table. I put it by the sofa in my living room to hold my monitor. I was worried that it might smell like a tire shop so I cleaned one of the tires ahead of time and brought it in. I was happy to find out that there was no smell unless you put your nose right down at it.
Guys, if you're married, and you surprise your wife with one of these, you and the table will probably both end up in the garage indefinitely. If your wife likes it, she's a keeper, make sure you hold on to her. Women, if you're thinking about making one of these, I'm single. (wink, wink)
Step 1: What you'll need
Items needed to make your own wheel table:
- Drill and drill bits
- Hacksaw or other metal cutting tool
2 - wheels with or without tires
4 - 5/16" x 24" allthread (if your wheels have 5 or more lugs you will need 5 or more pieces. You might get by with 3 but that will leave empty holes where there should be a nut)
4 - 2" swivel casters
4 - 5/16" acorn nuts
4 - 5/16" rubber washers (I'd probably skip these if I had to do it again)
4 - 5/16" steel washers
4 - 5/16" T-nuts
Can of flat black spray paint
Round glass - 28" by 1/4" thick
I was going to use allthread that was the right size to screw my lug nuts onto instead of using the acorn nuts but my lug nuts are 12mm with 1.5 threads and I couldn't find alltread that size at a reasonable price so I ended up using 5/16" with acorn nuts instead.