How to Make a Round Table Out of a Tire

4 Materials
45 Minutes

A tire, T-shirt yarn, and methacrylate. So you can make a round table with these three materials and a little spray paint. Easy and pretty!

1. Clean the surface of the wheel

To paint the surface of your recycled tire, it is essential that you first thoroughly clean its surface with a stiff bristle brush. It is probably full of dust and even has traces of grease, so it is important that you go over all the areas well. If you don't, the paint may not grip well on the rubber and detract from the result.

2. Paint the tire

To decorate the tire and give color to your new round table, you can use a little spray paint. It is a simple and fast way to decorate a surface that, due to its curved shape, is more tedious to do otherwise. Shake the bottle well and apply the paint a few inches from the rubber, in short strokes. Coat several times and let dry.

To make the furniture a little more special, we have combined a couple of colors, one for the outside of the tire and one for the inside, which will be visible through the methacrylate.

3. Decorate the wheel with T-shirt yarn

Make sure the paint is dry and find a ball of fabric to decorate the outside of the coffee table. Take advantage of the tire tread to fix it, inserting it through the grooves. Give the wheel several turns and secure with a few knots.

In our case, as the tire tread had three parallel grooves, we placed the fabric at three heights. Not all wheels are the same, so you will have to adapt to the tire you are working with or change the method to fix the yarn, which you can also glue with a little hot glue.

4. Put the methacrylate on top

The table is taking shape! Now you just have to put the round piece of methacrylate on its surface. For this part, you have two options. You can buy a large sheet of methacrylate and cut the piece you need with a jigsaw or buy the piece already prepared in a specialized store.

Although we did not do it, you can glue the plastic piece to the rubber with a little adhesive sealant.

Ready! The result is beautiful, the process is simple and recycled materials are used. What more could you want? Tell us in the comments what you think!

Suggested materials:

  • Methacrylate
  • Recycled tire
  • Spray paint
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  • Sewtime Sewtime on Jan 25, 2021

    I would expect the odor to go away when you paint it. I would paint both inside and outside of the tire. If you don’t like the clear top, just cut a piece of wood and paint or even cover the wood. I think one with an upholstered seat would be fun for the grandkids when they visit. I could use this idea for a seat, or table on the porch also! Thank you Joy for sharing and getting my mind going! 😃👍😃

    • Elliebgood Elliebgood on Jan 30, 2021

      I’ve been wanting to make one of these for the 3-season patio for awhile.

      Not for grandkids but wrapped in rope for cats.

  • Doc's Mom Doc's Mom on Feb 14, 2021

    By stacking five groups of 3 truck tires and another of 2 of large tractor tires, I've created raised gardens. They aren't big gardens, but they are perfect for several small ones that keep me from having to bend over or sit down on the ground to work due to chronic pain of poly-arthritis. Not painting the tires helps hold the heat in and warm the soil. Peppers in particular love warm soil. I use stock tanks as well for gardening but they aren't "free". The tires can be obtained free from various places. Friends have to pay per tire and repair shops pay by the pound in my area to have them recycled. In addition to the gardens, I have a summer wreath and a winter wreath made from car tires that attach to the house. In my outdoor rustic area, two large car tires were glued together and filled with gravel. On top I glued an old one piece back and seat kitchen chair. Everyone is surprise how comfortable it is when they sit in it. Because of the way the chair is made, it naturally tips backward when you sit in it. To compensate, I tilted everything forward from the bottom tire up. This summer I hope to finish a footstool or small table. A piece of plywood has been cut out for it already with material to cover it and shopping bags to stuff it. Maybe I won't glue the top on and cut out another piece of plywood so I can swap them out. There are endless possibilities for using recycled tires and they come in different sizes! Just remember that if you are going to paint them, do it outside on a day the wind isn't blowing!