The Ottomans are also made in tires. Foam, a shot of paint, a lot of staples and the trick is played.
There, in the back of your garage, it would not be an old tire under the dust? Rather than letting it go, give it a second life in the form of an Ottoman. And if you do not have a tire but you like the idea, it’s up to you to find one at the local garage.
- A cleanly recycled tire
- An underlayer adapted to the support
- Acrylic paint
- A board of 10mm thick wood (plywood, chipboard or recovered wood)
- Four nuts, bolts, and washers
- Oilcloth (size according to that of the tire)
- Foam in roll
- Spray glue
- 1 jigsaw and its blade adapted to wood
- 1 drill and its 11mm wood drill bit
- 1 10mm flat key
- 1 x 10mm socket wrench
- 1 felt
- 1 stapler (electric for convenience) and staples
- 1 hammer
- 1 pair of scissors
- Brushes and masking tape
- 1 paint tray
1. On the well-cleaned tire, apply the masking tape to delineate the parts that will be painted in different colors.
2. Paint the tire, with a roller and brush for delicate areas, with acrylic paint with the desired colors (paint a white undercoat if necessary). Two layers are required to completely cover the surface. It is also possible to paint bomb and make stencils. Allow drying between each layer. Once the tire is dry, it is ready for processing.
3. Measure the inside diameter of the tire, leaving a margin of safety of about 10 centimeters inside. Make a slab of wood of this diameter with a jigsaw. Once the circle is over, sand it to soften the edge and remove the splinters.
4. Place the wood slab on the tire and drill the tire and wood at the same time: four opposite holes about 3 cm from the edge of the slab. Put the tire aside and insert the bolts into the holes in the wooden circle.
5. Place the wooden circle over the unfolded foam and make the circumference to the felt, about one centimeter from the circle. Cut out the foam circle thus traced. For more fluff, double the foam circle of a second, the same size as that of the wooden circle this time. Glue the foam slices between them, and on the slab of wood, with spray glue. It is also possible to add cushion padding and place it between the two foam circles for the cozier.
6. Cut a square of oilcloth so that 10 cm to 15 cm protrude on either side of the wooden circle. Turn it over and place the wooden circle (with its foam) upside down. Fold the fabric back into a stitch and staple. To the exact opposite, draw the canvas to properly stretch and staple. Then make the whole turn by placing the staples next to each other and pulling the canvas well so that there is almost no crease. Once this is done, hammer the staples that protrude, then cut the canvas about 2-3 centimeters from the row of staples.
7. When the paint is dry, place the whole on the tire by putting the bolts in the holes. Turn the assembly over and place washer and nuts on each bolt. Screw in using a wrench. It’s finished !