In the era of everyone being glued to their smartphones, it is not uncommon for people to be looking for a way to make their own furniture. The problem with this, however, is that most people are not experienced enough in woodworking or carpentry.
One solution would be to use tyres as a base for your sofa. If you have some old tyres lying around, you can use them as the frame of your sofa and then cover them with fabric or leather.
What can you make from old Tyres?
1) A garden table for the centre piece of your garden party. 2) Innovative planters to bring life to your garden. 3) An indoor pouffe to brighten up your living room. 4) The perfect recycled foot stool. 5) Floral Wreath. 6) A cosy dog bed for your pet to sleep.
How do you make stuff out of Tyres?
Pet Bed. Old tyres make durable, sensible and easy-to-make pet beds. Cup and Saucer Planter. Add a bright and eye-catching feature to your garden by repurposing some old tyres. Rope Ottomans. Bar Table. Umbrella Stand. Hanging Planters. Pendant Lights. Picnic Cooler.
How do you put wood on a tire?
Drill a pilot hole, and then screw the legs into the wood. Carefully flip the tire over and stand it up on the legs. Using the hot glue gun and starting at the bottom of the tire, apply a line of hot glue to the tire, then carefully glue down the rope, wrapping it around the tire.
How do you decorate old tyres?
Paint tyres in colourful hues and use them to pot plants in your garden area. Take eight tyres and paint them in bright colours. Arrange the tyres on top of each other as shown in the picture and place a painted wooden slab on top of it. Use this to exhibit your decor pieces.
How do you cut a hole in a tyre?
A utility knife or retractable box cutter will do the best job of slicing through the thick tire rubber. Thrust the tip of the blade straight into the smooth surface of the rubber about 1 inch (2.5 cm) from where the tread begins.
How do you make a tire planter?
Clean the tire planter. Drill drainage holes in the tire. Spray paint the exterior of the tire. Add potting soil to the tire. Add plants to the tire planter.
How do you dye old Tyres?
Clean the tyres thoroughly to remove any grease or road dirt. Paint each tyre with one coat of primer undercoat. Allow to dry. Paint the outsides of the tyres, including the walls, with two coats of an acrylic exterior paint.
How do you paint rubber tyres?
Wash the tires. So the paint adheres, thoroughly wash the tires with soap and water. Prime the tires. Once the tires dry, prime them with a spray primer. Choose a durable, non-toxic outdoor paint. Choose light colors. Let the children paint the tires. Be creative.
How do you use garden tyres?
Hanging Baskets. Another great way of displaying flowers. Furniture. There’s not really much assemble required with this. Playboxes. Fill with sand, soil or woodchips to create these fun playboxes for the kids. Decoration.
How do you build a tire wall?
Tire walls are made by laying tires in staggered courses like bricks or concrete blocks. Each tire is filled with compacted earth, so that it becomes a rammed earth brick encased in steel belted rubber, about 95% compacted.
How do you make a tire swing?
Find a Strong Branch. A tire swing requires a solid branch at least 8 to 10 inches in diameter that is in good health. Find a Tire. Buy the Rope. Place the Rope Over the Branch. Attach the Tire to the Rope. Inspect and Set the Knot. Trim and Burn the Excess Rope. Drill a Drain Hole.
Can you paint old tyres?
Once your tyre is dry, it’s time to paint it. Painting the tyre will hugely affect the overall look, so be really creative with this step. You could choose bright colours, such as royal blue or a bold red, or you could go for muted colours such as a pastel green or white. And you don’t just have to stick to one colour.