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What to do with a spare car tyre...

Mick0s
Established Contributor

What to do with a spare car tyre...

Thanks to a flat tire replacement one week and a "4 for the price of 3" tyre deal the next, we've ended up with a perfectly serviceable, but 5 year old (so closing in on its use by date), tyre sitting in the backyard.

 

So I'm trying to think of things to use it for.

With 2 young kids (2 and 6mths) the first thought was "tyre swing" but we lack any decent branches on which to suspend it.

 

The current other option is to make a paltry lone raised garden bed out of it... or succumb to my desire to turn it into a tyre swan!

 

So I'm keen to hear / see what suggestions other people might have, and I'm sure the missus will apreciate a swan-less front garden.

Barker
Junior Contributor

Re: What to do with a spare car tyre...

It's got to be a tyre swing. No tree? Just make a frame!

 

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: What to do with a spare car tyre...

Welcome to Workshop @Mick0s. Great to see you make your first post. I'm sure the Workshop community will have plenty of suggestions for you. Did you ever roll around inside a tyre as a kid? I think I've got the scars to prove it...

 

Jason

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Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: What to do with a spare car tyre...

I wear my spare tyre with pride, but I'm a 65 year old with attitude. : P

Mick
Junior Contributor

Re: What to do with a spare car tyre...

How about a seesaw?

 

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: What to do with a spare car tyre...

Have you decided what to do with the tyre @Mick0s?

 

Jason

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Mick0s
Established Contributor

Re: What to do with a spare car tyre...

Nothing has really comes to mind yet, unfortunately. I think the inspiration for something outdoorsey might flow a bit better once Canberra warms up a bit again, so plenty of time to think about it.
In the meantime I found a little friend to join his tyre-some ways (pun intended), the old tyre off of the wheelbarrow!
So a tyre signet might find its way into our garden come spring.
Mick0s
Established Contributor

Re: What to do with a spare car tyre...

Okay, so some vague progress on this one.  I've finally come up with something to do with this baby... but it's definately a "wait til its warmer and you've build that big deck that you can't afford to build just yet" type of project.

So, until such a time, I'll just leave this here...

Tyre Ottoman

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: What to do with a spare car tyre...

That ottoman looks fantastic @Mick0s. Great project!

 

What is being painted on the rope in the picture below?

 

 

Mick0s
Established Contributor

Re: What to do with a spare car tyre...

@Isobel, I imagine its a can of clear coat polyurethane, or similar.  Mainly to seal the rope and wood against the elements and wear and tear.

 

I might substitute the hot glue gun for some construction adhesive (liquid nails, etc), as I can't see hot glue being a great long term solution.

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