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Tire to Ottoman and Table.

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My husbands car tire needed changing a couple of years back and the tires were still lying around...I saw  this on Instructables :-D and thought hmmm...there are possibilities :-) ...but i wanted it much simpler .. and I didn't want it to be obvious that it's a  tire. I wanted it to look sooooo good that people would think I bought it from a store :-)...and perhaps ask me where I bought it from...else how can I  show off my transformation! :-D

But if you want Redneck....
According to the DIY Redneck Guide It needs to look and have  "The glorious absence of sophistication"
So I'll show you how :-)


I have put up plenty of pictures with instructions on them...so if you like a quick look without reading the whole instructable...you can follow the steps in the pictures. If you like it...and want to try it...you can read it at your leisure :-) .
 
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Step 1: Things you would need!

Picture of Things you would need!
Tires! yes... we are going to give them a new life
drill
screws
nuts and bolt
1/2" thick ply wood.
fabric
rope
sponge for cusioning
stapler
glue
wheels - 4 per ottoman/ table
and a willingness to work hard :-)

Step 2: Getting Started

Wash your tires well...
I got 6 tires...So I'm making  2 ottomans and a table for me and 2 ottomans for my mom in law as a gift :-)  I hope she likes them!
You would need 2 wooden circles per ottoman or table.
Measure the diameter of the  rim from where the bevel of the tire starts...minus 1/4"  from AB length for the table lid and for the bottom of the table and ottomans. 
I wanted to make removable covers so that I may wash them when they get dirty...so...if you don't want removable covers Minus 1/8" from AB length.
Cut the circles with a bevel cut so it would sit in the rim firmly.
this is awesome very beautiful idea
L78 months ago
Must make this
shazni (author)  L78 months ago
please do :-)..when you do...I would love to see pictures of it too!
vaycon11 months ago
good job :)
shazni (author)  vaycon11 months ago
Thank you very much :-)
mimsathome11 months ago
This is terrific. My only question is this: what about that rubber smell that comes with tires? Were you able to get rid of it? If so how? Or is it not an issue?
shazni (author)  mimsathome11 months ago
Thanks!
These are very old tires....so they don't have the rubber smell...however...if you wash well ...I used dishwasher liquid...and remove grease...there would be no smell...
if there were....my husband would have surely mentioned it! haha
dbooker312 months ago
Love your version better!
You did an awesome job!
shazni (author)  dbooker311 months ago
Thanks loads! ;-)
kaaaazmi1 year ago
Great, you are in the finals again...Wish you all the best . Hope you Win the Grand Price Here too.
shazni (author)  kaaaazmi1 year ago
hmm..I'm not sure about that :-) I thought you can only win 1 Grand Prize... Thanks anyway
dozer7891 year ago
Congratulations on winning 1st place in the Redneck Contest!! Nice instructable too!!
shazni (author)  dozer7891 year ago
Thanks a lot!
HollyMann1 year ago
Wow I didn't realize this was a grand prize winner - you totally deserve it!!!
shazni (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thanks! Now I have to hope we win the ipad in the holiday contest! :-D
looks like we're both finalists! I hope you win again! It would be fun to have an ipad or win anything for that matter! :) So you can win multiple times with one instructable? Just confused about that...:)
Keithr6061 year ago
Now you can make them and sell them. Great idea.
shazni (author)  Keithr6061 year ago
Thanks! yes....I plane on doing it...also I plan on making some for my mom too ...as I have done for my Mom-in-law :-)
love love love it
shazni (author)  countrysister Deb1 year ago
Thanks!..so do I! hey please don't forget to vote for the other 2 contest if you like it ...pretty please...I would like my kids dreams to come true too :-)
HollyMann1 year ago
These are absolutely amazing...you are so creative..I love them!!
shazni (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thanks! I love the fact that I got furniture for my home and and I got a prize from instructable for it too!! That is like sooo fantastic!
This is one of the most practical instructables I've ever seen. It ought to be posted at every tire dump site in the country. Very good use of that noggin! And congrats on the prize.
shazni (author)  flyingpuppy1 year ago
Thanks! I love my prize :-D...just hope my kids dreams are realized in the holiday contest too!
eyesee1 year ago
Thanks
shazni (author)  eyesee1 year ago
Your Welcome :-)
786Ayesha1 year ago
Congrats.You deserve the grand price.
shazni (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Thanks! I'm so honored to be the Grand prize winner with all the excellent entries....my mouth literally dropped open when I saw the winners :-D
Very cool!

GM
shazni (author)  GorillazMiko1 year ago
Thanks! ;-)
Cavechild1 year ago
These are fantastic, I may try and make some outdoor versions for summer :)
shazni (author)  Cavechild1 year ago
Cool! Looking forward to seeing pictures of it :-> !
mygibzone1 year ago
Oh WOW! I really love this! I never would have thought a tire could be home decor! Great job, very creative!
shazni (author)  mygibzone1 year ago
Thanks a lot! I love most of what you do... So it's really appreciated!
lbrewer421 year ago
This is redneck genius! I especially like the way you used cords to tighten the fabric. I voted!
shazni (author)  lbrewer421 year ago
Thanks! the vote is most appreciated :-D
Very nice work, I happen to LIKE the tread patterns on tires, but I agree that buying new ones JUST for this project would be expensive.

Very cool.
shazni (author)  Dream Dragon1 year ago
Thanks! These are not new tires...They are very old and wasted and washed well :-) . The tires were changed when it started to skid and therefore became dangerous! I agree...that new tires should not be bought...how are you helping the environment like that? I now keep an eye for old tires which are given free as they have gone beyond the 2nd hand stage! :-D
ibwebb1 year ago
Shazni, you got my vote on this. I think not only did you stay in the spirit of the contest, but you also brought out a way to recycle those used tires. I was telling my fiancee that I happen to know where I can get more tires that you can shake a stick at so we could open a store selling these.. she didn't seem to have the same enthusiasm I did. Well, I am thinking I am building a couple anyway. Maybe she will change her mind! lol. Okay, but if nothing else we will have a few of them even if just for outdoor furniture. Awesome job and I hope that your mother-in-law bought you a six pack in appreciation!
shazni (author)  ibwebb1 year ago
Thanks! and yes...she is very happy with it!...and she really appreciates it! only she told me to keep the tire part a secret! haha!

I think it's an excellent idea to try to make and sell some...in fact...I have put it up by word that I make ottomans over here :-) only i didn't say it's made of tires!
So I say go for it! make a couple for you and see if you can sell them...if you do...them make more!
good luck!
Good job, shazni! And a well done instructable as well!
shazni (author)  Creativeman1 year ago
oh thanks sooo much Creativeman! not seen some instructables from you for a time...hope all is well with you...have a great holiday! :-)
Wow, I want one! And I have an old tire in the back yard! Now for the right color of material. I even have a set of casters. It's fate. I am ment to make one.
shazni (author)  craftknowitall1 year ago
yes! you are meant to...in fact you have to...it's imperative a creative person like you do it! :-D....one more thing...pretty please post a picture :-)
786Ayesha1 year ago
OMG..This is an awesome instructable.Very well detailed and excellent job.,and can't believe that it is done with tyres.I love this very much.I give you my vote and have favourited.I wonder when my husband will do this.He too voted for you.How long did it take for you to complete this?
shazni (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Thanks! well...it took about 2 days to wrap the rope for the table...and the rest I did as and when I was free...so I can't say exactly...perhaps approximately 1 week for all :-)
yoyology1 year ago
This is a wonderful instructable, with great steps and a sense of humor.

Unfortunately, you consistently misspell the word "tire" as "tier". This will make it difficult for people to find it. When you have a chance, please edit it to fix the spelling.
shazni (author)  yoyology1 year ago
Ah. Yes... I've gone crazy with the spellings.... Especially in the introduction.... And here I was wondering if to spell it as 'Tyre' or 'Tire' and guess what I spell it as 'Tier' 
Thank God the pictures have 'Tire'... Else I would have to redo the pictures!
Thanks a lot for pointing the mistake!
Btw... Since I'm going to correct it as soon as I get to a computer... I would like to know ... Should I correct it with 'Tyre' or ' Tire' ?
Which is more appropriate ?
Anodean shazni1 year ago
"Tyre" is British - I think we're more familiar with "Tire" on this site. ;)

... and nice job! Who'd know there were tires in them? Not once you've got upholstery and caster wheels on them. Well done, you.
shazni (author)  Anodean1 year ago
Thanks! yes...it doesn't show...in fact someone asked me how much I would charge to make one! ...I didn't tell the it was a tire :-D...I told them $60 would do fine for me :-)...in case you are wondering...it cost me approximately $20 per piece without labor :-) .
I did find out that Tyre is British when I did a Google search in which is more appropriate 'tyre' or 'tire' :-\ ... did you know that tire was derived from the word 'attire'. And the spelling 'Tyre' became popular in Briton only in the 19th century :-) Ah what a lot I have learned just by doing a Google search! haha
shizy251 year ago
love!love!! LOVE!!!
wold6301 year ago
I love these and have one random tire on my property, but doesn't it stink like rubber?
shazni (author)  wold6301 year ago
Not at all! Remember to wash the tier well and get all the grease off before starting.
Then you should not have any smell...I will know if it has any smell as my husband has a very strong sense of smell and he would surely have mentioned it! :-) please post a picture once you are done... would love to see it!
Wonderful job! Never would have been able to tell those were tires just from looking at them!
shazni (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks! that's what my sister told me too...in fact she told me to advertise and make and sell some :-)
this is soo cool! I will vote you!
shazni (author)  marcellahella1 year ago
Thanks sooo much!
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