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

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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Anonymous on Jul 30, 2015:

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. 

Audrey on May 15, 2015:

Perhaps the person who posted this was not aware of the 2012 post by Nikki. Maybe you could ask her?

Anonymous on Mar 01, 2015:

I think this would be great for outside.

Anonymous on Mar 01, 2015:

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!

Anonymous on Aug 14, 2014:

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

silvia on Jun 13, 2014:

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

Anonymous on Feb 23, 2014:

Very nice, but it actually comes from Nikki at thatwasawhat.blogspot.com. She shared her idea back in 2012 and has a full line at www.homeattire.net. 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. 

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S on Jun 18, 2013:

Brilliant, and exactly what I was looking for!

Anonymous on May 27, 2013:

Very nice

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