Tyre tower table

This tyre tower table will instantly transform a corner in your home!

You will need

  • 3 old car tyres
  • 1 litre white enamel paint (optional)
  • 1 litre red enamel paint
  • paintbrush
  • 540mm round of 5mm-thick glass with the edges sanded (ask your glazier)
  • 16 x 40mm drywalling screws
  • drill with a metal drill bit (tyres have steel bands in them)
  • roughly 1 metre of 5mmround steel cable for the handles
  • cable clamps

Here’s how

  1. Wash the tyres inside and outside with soapy water to remove all dust and grime. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  2. Paint the inside of the tyres white (optional) and the outside red, and leave to dry. You may need to apply a second and maybe even third coat of paint to ensure even coverage. Allow to dry in between.
  3. Using 8 screws per tyre, join the tyres together by screwing through the side wall of one tyre and into the other to secure.
  4. Drill two holes about 10 to 15cm apart on opposite sides of the top tyre, where you would like the handle to be. Thread the cable through to the inside of each handle and secure with the cable clamps.
  5. Carefully position the glass on top of the tyre tower and you’re done!

Tip: Handles can be made using any material you have lying around such as ski rope or thick string, even chain threaded through a length of hosepipe for ease of grip. Steel cable and cable clamps are available at Builders
Warehouse or hardware stores. Make sure your drill bit is thick enough to allow a little wiggle room for the handles to be threaded through the holes in the tyre wall.

Magazine issue date: October, 2016

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