How to Make a Tire Coffee Table

Need an additional coffee table for your man-cave, here's a eco-friendly way to build one. All you need is an old tire!

Steps

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    Find an old tire, preferably around 17 inches (43.2 cm) in diameter.
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    Clean it thoroughly.
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    Go to your junk in your attic or visit a thrift shop and look for a suitable legs for your table. There's no restrictions but it is advisable to find legs that is made of metal. So it can handle the weight of the tire.
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    Clean the legs and remove rust (if any) using 100 grit sandpaper.
    • Grab a can of spray paint and color if you wish.
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    Measure your tire side wall, you need to cover these with plywood.
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    Transfer your measurements and cut 2 circular covers for your tire
    • These will serve as the top and base of your table.
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    Put a strong adhesive on the side wall.
    • Place one of the wooden circles on the side wall of the tire and let the adhesive to dry.
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    Place your legs in the center of the plywood.
    • Get some screws (or bolt and nuts)
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    • Drill the screw in and secure them.
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    Put your table into position.
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    Paint the top plywood black and place it on top of the coffee table.
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    Place your new coffee table on your man-cave!

Things You’ll Need

  • Tire (automotive)
  • Dish soap
  • Hose
  • Scrub brush
  • Plywood
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • String
  • Circular saw
  • Safety glasses
  • Metal legs
  • Jigsaw
  • Wood glue
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Construction adhesive
  • Pain

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Categories: Furniture and Cabinets