Upcycle Tires into a Table
This project is a simple way to upcycle used tired into a beautiful Tire Table.
We’re back with another Home Depot Gift Challenge (in no way affiliated with Home Depot we just love their stuff!). To refresh your memory the Home Depot Gift Challenge is a group of bloggers who do a monthly DIY using an item chosen by one of the participants. Since the DIY is meant to be a gift the participant also chooses who that month’s project is for. July was our month and Melinda and I were so excited because we’ve had this project in mind for awhile. The item we chose was natural sisal rope and the project was a gift for your best friend.
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You might not remember but last year for Melinda’s son’s birthday we threw him a Race Car Party and Melinda got a couple of used tires from a local tire store (for free!) and put them in the yard for a ball toss game. Ever since then those tires have been sitting around waiting to be used. Melinda had mentioned more than once that she would like to turn them into table for her deck so, when this challenge came around I thought it would be the perfect time to make a it. Melinda is my bestie after all!
All we needed to complete the project was:
- 400 ft of 3/8″ sisal rope
- 2 used tires
- 1 glass tabletop
- E6000 (or any glue that can be used for outdoor items)
- Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun
It was pretty simple to make. We started by putting some hot glue on the end of the rope to hold it to the tire then we squeezed a bead of E6000 glue along the rope and began to wrap it. The E6000 is glue that is going to hold up over the long haul. It is made to last, even outdoors but it doesn’t dry quickly and the rope would begin to move after we wrapped it. That is why we used the hot glue sporadically. It hardened quickly and supported the rope while the E6000 dried.
After we had the first two rows done we stopped adding glue and just wrapped the rope rightly around the tire. If we got to a place where the rope seemed to be loose, or wanted to gap, we would add some glue, but for the most part it didn’t need it again until we reached the top of the tire and it began to curve inwards. Then we went back to using a combination of hot glue and E6000 to cover the inner ring of the tire.
We went all the way over the top and in towards the middle for the top tire since you could see it with the glass tabletop on but, since the tires were stacked, we only wrapped rope up to the curve of the tire and didn’t go all the way into the middle on the bottom tire since it was going to be underneath the top tire.
Once the tires were wrapped in rope we moved them out to the deck and stacked them together, then topped them with a glass tabletop. This round glass was from one of those cheap round beside tables that you cover with a round tablecloth and then place a piece of glass on top. You can find it at stores like Walmart and Target.
Melinda’s Italian Greyhound, Ragu, was clearly impressed.
Make sure you check out what all of the other talented ladies made with their sisal rope. There are some awesome projects this month!
In case you missed them here are our Home Depot Monthly Challenge projects: