How To Upcycle Tyres Into A Seat

Josh and Hamish, from Choice TV New Zealand, show us how to upcycle tyres into a seat in this cool upcycling project.  These would be ideal for the garden and I like the bright colours that they have used!

Unfortunately, they don’t go into detail on how to join the two tyres together.  I’m assuming that they used small hex bolts, therefore you will need to mark out and pre-drill holes prior to fitting the bolts.

The materials and equipment that you will need to make your own upcycled seats are shown below.

  • 2 old tyres (the size they used is 205x55x60, the size is written on the side of the tyre)
  • 20mm treated plywood (enough to cut 2 circles, one for the base and one for the top)
  • Washing up liquid (to clean the tyre.  They used Resene prep and housewash)
  • Roofing primer (they used Resene membrane roofing primer)
  • Exterior gloss paint
  • Scrap fabric – preferably waterproof, especially if your seat will be kept outside.  (Remember, the circumference needs to be +150mm bigger than the circumference of the top piece of plywood.)
  • Foam / wadding / batting
  • 6 roofing / self tapping screws
  • 6 small hex bolts (to attach the 2 tyres together)
  • 4 x 55mm castors
  • Paint brush
  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Nail
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Spanner

Send us a picture of your upcycled seating and we’ll showcase it for you!

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