How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Stylish, Nautical-Inspired Ottoman

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2013

As it turns out, with the right materials and some creativity, you can transform just about anything into a functional and stylish piece of furniture -- even old tires!      

This project comes from Brazilian decor site Minha Casa. All you need to create your own outdoor, natural-rope ottoman is the following:

  • tire
  • 6mm MDF
  • screws
  • drill or screwdriver
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • sisal rope
  • sealer and paint brush

Once you've gathered your supplies, check out the full tutorial on Minha Casa! The instructions are in Portuguese (it's a Brazilian website, afterall), but the photos are pretty self-explanatory.

Images: Luis Gomes

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Love it, but have any of you guys got any suggestions for a bigger version? Love the idea of using tyres but was looking for a larger type of ottoman. 

Perhaps the person who posted this was not aware of the 2012 post by Nikki. Maybe you could ask her?
I think this would be great for outside.

Tires smell bad. I doubt rope covering it would get rid of the rubber smell. I didn't read the instructions to see if they used something to take care of that. Hmm. But it is pretty!

in your opinion, how much meter of rope i need for this table?

it is a grat idea! i run to make it!

Very nice, but it actually comes from Nikki at She shared her idea back in 2012 and has a full line at I've seen her idea all over the place and it's a shame that others are being given credit or taking credit for her idea. 


Brilliant, and exactly what I was looking for!

Very nice
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