<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=996690293685739&ev=PageView&noscript=1" />
29K Views

DIY Seesaw

29K Views
With an old tire and a few pieces of wood you can turn what would be trash into an awesome DIY gift for any kiddo! The hardest part of this project is cutting the tire in half! My husband used a reciprocating saw, and be sure to have a metal blade on hand.
  • tire turned seesaw, diy, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling
The hardest part of this project is cutting the tire in half! My husband used a reciprocating saw, and be sure to have a metal blade on hand.
  • tire turned seesaw, diy, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling
The metal pieces you see in the picture above are what make the tire cutting process a little tricky. It will take you about 1 hour to cut the tire in half with the right tools, and you can now make 2 seesaws!
  • tire turned seesaw, diy, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling
Once it is cut in half, cut 2 pieces of wood to fit inside the tire to use as braces. Then screw your bench to the top of the bases. Our seesaw bench is actually made out of an closet shelf we had leftover from a closet renovation! This is truly a 100% up-cycle project for us, well except for the purchase of 2 new handles for the top of the seesaw.
Once you seesaw is put together, it is time to make it your own! Paint, adhesive vinyl, or even just a seal of the wood are all great ideas!

To see more: http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/diy-seesaw/

Got a question about this project?

  • Deb Bush
    Deb Bush Belding, MI

    Very cool idea. Thought: cutting a groove on each side of the seats for their little legs to better reach the ground. Rounding the corners for easier off and on.

  • Kathy Bitzan
    Kathy Bitzan Olympia, WA

    cute idea wasn't expecting that....

  • Maxine Davidson-Tompkins
    Maxine Davidson-Tompkins Jacksonville, FL

    You can also make a swing from a tire . Use heavy rope to hang the whole tire from a tree, you can wedge a short board across the inside for a seat.

  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett Philadelphia, PA

    Very nice idea! Hugs

  • Chic tayao
    Chic tayao Philippines

    And it could be painted, too! Nice and useful!

Inspired? Will you try this project? Let the author know!
!important;">