Introduction: DIY Tire Ottoman


  1. Used Tire
  2. 100 feet of natural fiber rope. ( Exact measurement depends on tire size. Thicker rope will make the process much faster. We used rope that was 5/8th inches thick.)
  3. Carriage Bolts, Nuts, and Washers. ( Diameter and length of bolt needs to be the same as the drill bit.)
  4. Two wood panels with equal circumference as tire. ( Obtain from hardware store)
  5. Padding
  6. Fabric
  7. Staple Gun
  8. Staples
  9. Hot Glue Gun
  10. 2-3 packs of hot glue gun sticks
  11. Hammer
  12. Drill
  13. Drill Bit
  14. Sealant

Step 1:

Begin with a clean tire. Place wood panel onto the tire.

Step 2:

Mark the wood in six spots, spaced evenly along the very edge of the wood panel. Distance between the spots will depend on the size of the tire.

Step 3:

Using a power drill, drill through the six spots you marked. Go through the wood and the tire.

Step 4:

Put the bolt in the hole though both the wood and the tire. It may be necessary to hammer the bolt in.

Step 5:

Attach washer and nut to the bolt, use a ratchet to tighten.

Step 6:

Trace the second wood panel onto the padding and cut the padding to the appropriate size.

Step 7:

Place the padding on top of the second wood panel.

Step 8:

Wrap padding and wood tightly with fabric, then staple. Excess fabric may be cut off, or stapled to the back.

Step 9:

Finished Cushion.

Heat Hot Glue Gun

Step 10:

Mark the circumference of the cushion with a light colored sharpie, or chalk, on top of the tire so you know where to begin wrapping the rope.

Step 11:

Apply glue directly to the tire and position the rope onto the glue. Continue until the entire tire is covered in rope. Use multiple people for this step, if possible.

Step 12:

After glue has dried, spray the tire with several coats of sealant. Allow each coat to dry before spraying another.

Step 13:

After the final coat of sealant had dried, place the cushion on top of the tire.


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