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How to make an Ottoman out of old tires


What’s an ottoman? An ottoman is a piece of furniture. In general, it’s like a stool, no back, no arms. It may be the case that they are smooth, low couch, or, not soft, it is heated and used as a table, a seat or a footstool, seat, could be in a cycle of creation and of the cover so that the inner cavity which is used to store laundry, magazines or other items.

Before we begin, we must first identify what materials we are going to use to accomplish the task. All the materials are locally available, and you can do this on your own:


You will need to have the following materials in order to carry out this task.

  1. Used car tires.
  2. Glue
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Wooden legs.
  5. Rope -For a 15” tire you would need close to 90 feet of rope
  6. Two round curved hardboards or circle lids
  7. Clean working space

Where can I get the materials from:

Most of the materials are locally available, in case you don’t have the items, here are some of the places to acquire the materials.

1. Used car tires

Used tires can easily be acquired from garages at a small fee. Ask your friend who owns a car to give you one or two tires that are laying on his/her garage.

2. Hot glue gun / Glue / Ropes

Hot glue gun /glue/ropes can be acquired at any hardware store or supermarket for a small price.

3. Two round curved hardboards or circle lids

Cut two pieces of plywood to match the size and shape of the tire.

Can be acquired easily from a carpenter or you can use lids instead.

4. Wooden legs

Can easily be acquired at your nearest carpenter shop. You can give a carpenter instruction on how you want the legs to look. However, it is not a Must do step.

Safety Precautions when preparing an Ottoman

  1. Ensure you wash the tire and dry it, because we don’t want to expose ourselves to gems
  2. Wear gloves
  3. When handling your hot gun glue, here are some safety precautions to observe:
  • Always wear leather or wear gloves, and safety glasses or goggles when using a hot glue gun.
  • On keeping the hot glue gun, and a hot glue gun, and away from flammable materials, and use them on the network and in the arid areas.
  • On, use as a thread or the metal protective stand, to maintain the hot glue gun is for when you don’t use it for bonding the elements.
  • Do not put the hot glue gun to the side.
  • Put a piece of paper, or cardboard under the protective standing, to capture the warm, sticky drop of water to prevent damage to the underlying surface.
  • On, always pay attention to the issue of the binding. If you require the might of the bonding end up using a hot glue gun and put it in a protective stand.
  • On the touch of the heated nozzle of the hot glue gun.
  • On to prevent the inhalation of steam, and hot glue, with the help of a glue gun in well-ventilated areas.
  • On the never send it to the nose of a hot glue gun to another person
  • Unplug the glue gun, connect out it and allow it to cool before replacing the holdings of the terms and conditions.
  • On do not tilt the nose of the hot glue gun for the top, and don’t try to use a hot glue gun to glue it to the surface by the elements.
  • Do not leave a hot glue gun or a hot glue gun unattended.
  • When the skin comes into contact with the hot glue, it should be immediately immersed in cold water.
  • On hot glue gets into your eyes, rinse immediately with cool water and consult a doctor immediately.
  • If you’re hurt in a hot glue gun, talk to your manager, parent, or other health care provider about it.
  • If the injury is severe, seek medical help.

Steps of turning your old tire into your favorite Ottoman

Step 1:

  • Wash and dry your tire carefully then dry it.

Step 2:

  • Using glue apply evenly around the tire starting from outer parts. Reinforce the normal glue with hot glue gun glue.
  • Remember as you apply the glue you must thread using the rope around the tire.
  • Repeat the last step until you are done.

Step 3:

  • Screw the top plywood to the pinnacle do the same on both sides.
  • Mount the two or four legs (The step is not a must do)


Now you know how to handle and fix a perfect Ottoman from the comfort of your home.

Remember the above procedure can also be turned into a source of earning some extra money.

It also saves you on buying expensive Ottoman.

Do it yourself Now what are you waiting for.




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