My husband brought this home, what do I do with it?

It's 4' diameter and 38" tall. It sits on my back patio and well, just sits! Any great outdoor ideas? I've seen the bookshelves, etc. looking for something different. Thanks!!
q outdoor ideas for shelving, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling
  18 answers
  • PainterNoni PainterNoni on Aug 06, 2015
    I love it the way it is!! there some way to make a cascading fountain? If not a water fountain.......cascading levels of plants hanging down

  • Mimi Mimi on Aug 06, 2015
    You could put a container herb garden mixed with small flowers. Plant your herbs in small individual pots or rectangle pots and intersperse some color with potted blooming flowers. It would look charming.

  • Beth Elliott Beth Elliott on Aug 06, 2015
    Great ideas!!

  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Aug 06, 2015
    take 1circle and make 1 large clock

  • Paula Ayala Paula Ayala on Aug 07, 2015

  • Sophie Jonas-Hill Sophie Jonas-Hill on Aug 07, 2015
    I'm not sure how you could do this, but if you could cut through above the bottom section, could you reattach it with some mechanism which allowed it to revolve? If so, you could then use it as a garden party lazy Susan, by perhaps drilling holes in the upper discs and suspend cups and bowls for food and drinks etc, and fix serving bowls to the top. You might need to weight the bottom to keep it steady, and of course give it a new coat of paint!

    • Sarah Gaffney Sarah Gaffney on Aug 07, 2015
      @Sophie Jonas-Hill And that would make it a very creative kitchen island! I want it!!

  • Irene Irene on Aug 07, 2015
    I wouldn't cut it in half. I would leave it as one piece but cut sections out of it to make it look more interesting & paint it with exterior paint.

  • Peppi Peppi on Aug 07, 2015
    1st, sand any splintered edges, then dry brush a paint color on it. next, add evergreens and flowers to the top and intersperse throughout the layers. in between the flowers, randomly add old corbels, bird cages, driftwood, etc. anything to make it more interesting. group several chairs beside it with a couple of tables. any pots that are different sizes and colors will make it really stand out. to continue with the plants, add some containers near the seating area and make some high and some lower. if you have a hole in the center of the wood circle, put in a 4x6 and train some plants to grow upwards. i envy you to have such a centerpiece! so much you can do with it.

  • Glenda Clapp Glenda Clapp on Aug 07, 2015
    Cut the disks off and make some large vintage clocks with Roman numerals. Add door knobs for the hands to point to.

  • Gabe Gabe on Aug 07, 2015
    you could disassemble it and repurpose the wood and pretty much make numerous projects with it. if you choose to cut, I would recommend using a sawzall, A.K.A. reciprocating saw, this should make short work of it, then you can use the round surfaces to make a clock, a table top, and outdoor table,

  • Cat Cat on Aug 07, 2015
    Maybe a bar cart? Add some roller legs, wine glass holders, bottle holders, etc. with the rollers, you could roll it anywhere!

  • Dee Dee on Aug 08, 2015
    I agree with sanding for splinters and painting it. However, how about putting casters on it, move it inside and make the top into a game table? You could store other games, books, whatever on the lower levels.

  • Rebecca F Barela Barela Rebecca F Barela Barela on Aug 08, 2015
    Make holes on inside rings a couple each add wire mesh around nice bird cage for me anyway

  • Carina Kocsis Carina Kocsis on Aug 08, 2015
    I would love to have something like this!! So many ideas, mostly mentioned above. Vintage clock is an awesome idea. I would also start thinking along the lines of a garden center where you could put your pots, soil, boxes with tools. You could put some type of backing on it to hang things from.

  • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Aug 09, 2015
    First if you are going to keep it as is, protect the wood, it is deteriorating and will soon start curling up big time, I would use it for a craft center, wire baskets to fit each layer and a center electrical outlet for the glue gun etc. Bar stools and an umbrella in center would make a nice seating area, you could add a larger top for more seating, paint a cool color and voila, you can entertain outside. . .

  • Joe Smith Joe Smith on Aug 09, 2015
    Burn it.

  • Del1812802 Del1812802 on Aug 09, 2015
    How about a clock that when its in the sun it will give you the time. Sand it, put some Thompson to protect the wood, and on the shelves put planters with plants that love sun, like portulaca. Every year put that wood protector and can last forever.

  • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Aug 10, 2015
    Protect the wood, add a larger top, add umbrella, bar stools and you can store utensils in containers on shelves or pretty vases or flower pots.