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Tire To Stools!

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My children's school wanted outdoor stools and asked me if I could make them some. They wanted something like my ottomans but smaller.

Enter Trishaw tires! In Asian countries Trishaw or Three Wheelers are commonly used for transport. We have loads of Trishaws and hence loads of waste tires! Luckily for me there was a tire shop near my mom's and they happily gave me 24 tires FREE!

 
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Step 1: Materials

Now I had to make 6 stools for school and I wanted to make another 2 for me. I seriously couldn't see myself drilling and joining all these tires! My arms would kill me!! So I looked for other options and came across 2 part epoxy glue which also glues rubber. Yipppeee! saved :-D

3 tires per stool

2 part epoxy - I used EPI FIX. I'm sure you could find other options for this in your country.

2" sponge foam

9mm plywood for lid - You could also use the lid of 5L paint buckets. ( I couldn't find any at hand else I would have used it

Leather/ synthetic leather

Heavy duty Stapler Gun

Step 2: Glue it up!

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First you need to give your tires a good wash to remove all the grease and grime.

Now mix your two part glue and apply on the highest point where the tires would meet and stack the other tire. Glue and stack till you get your required height. 3 was just right for me.

Wait for 24-48 hrs. My children put the glued up tires to some tests and it passed :-)

cece195527 days ago
Great stools! Although I don't think that I would be able to make them, they are really cool!! Nancy

This had to be a winner Shazni :). Congratulations!!!!!

786Ayesha1 month ago

Congratulation! You are in..

shazni (author)  786Ayesha1 month ago

Thanks! I'm really excited :)

Nice use of otherwise Unwanted Products!

shazni (author)  TrollFaceTheMan1 month ago

Oh definitely! Thanks for stopping by :-) would love your votes too!

ttowngirl1 month ago
You could store stuff under the lid!
shazni (author)  ttowngirl1 month ago

yes you could :-) . If you scroll down in the comments you would see a picture of an orange stool I have uploaded. I did that without taking pictures. I have to do another, so once I do I shall add another step if you need it :-)

doodlecraft1 month ago

Wow, amazing! Perfect for outdoor furniture pieces! Probably super heavy too! :)

shazni (author)  doodlecraft1 month ago

Thanks !. Actually it's not so heavy. Trishaw tires are not heavy and it's small. My 11yr old can carry it with no problem, and she is skinny :)

nintenbro641 month ago
This is really cool it looks great
shazni (author)  nintenbro641 month ago

Thanks!

Wow! Great idea... Thanks for sharing
shazni (author)  summerinhawaii1 month ago

Thanks, I'm doing my 2 so that my kids can hide their water guns outside... will see if I can upload it later :-). Here is a pic

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HollyMann1 month ago

Great job Shazni!

shazni (author)  HollyMann1 month ago

Thanks a lot Holly :-)

Looking forward to your votes ;-)

mia61520041 month ago
Love it
shazni (author)  mia61520041 month ago

Thank you! Looking forward to your vote :-)

I voted for you! Love the idea!
shazni (author)  Bacon_Girl_Gamer1 month ago

Thanks loads! Need all the votes I can get :-)

shazni (author)  Bacon_Girl_Gamer1 month ago

Thanks loads! Need all the votes I can get :-)

so pretty and whimsical! love love!!

shazni (author)  blissful20151 month ago

Thank you! :-)

lindarose921 month ago

How cool this is!! Great idea! I first saw the photo without looking at the title and I had no idea they were tires. I love the leather you used to cover them :)

shazni (author)  lindarose921 month ago

Thank you so much Linda! I always look forward to your advise and coments :^D

mia61520041 month ago
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786Ayesha1 month ago

My first impression looking at the main picture,I thought it's made out of wood.Ah made out of tuk tuk tyres!Awesome idea and looks neat,but purple is not my color.

shazni (author)  786Ayesha1 month ago

Thanks! Well, purple is the school color and that is what they wanted, so that is what I gave them. :-)

Still, I think it looks nice out doors :-)

This is amazing work Shazni. Very well done. I loved the purple color tapestry :)

shazni (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 month ago

Thank you so much Tarun!