DIY

Old Tire Transforms Into One-Of-A-Kind Backyard Chair

by Jessica Rothhaar
Jessica is a freelance writer for LittleThings. She’s a proud Pittsburgher that loves to drink tea and adopt cats in her spare time. When she's not hanging out with her kitties, Kiwi and Galdalf, she's most likely in a bridesmaid dress attending another wedding. She is a self-proclaimed Slytherin and would like to visit Harry Potter World as soon as possible!

For many, it’s that time of year when people are sprucing up their backyards. The weather is getting nicer, and it’s time for some serious outdoor DIY undertakings.

One thing I’ve noticed since moving into my first home is the price of furniture, specifically outdoor furniture. As much as I’d love to drop $500 on a cute wicker chair, I just can’t justify a price like that for a piece of furniture that’s simply going to sit outside.

To save some money, many people have been turning to upcycling and DIY projects, and the results are truly transformative.

One particularly inventive project comes from user DancingPope on Instructables. Using materials she already had lying around, and a little bit of elbow grease, she was able to make an incredibly comfy-looking chair out of some unused tires!

Scroll through below to see her one-of-a-kind creation, and let us know if you’re planning any DIY projects this summer in the comments!

This clever DIY-er had a few old tires lying around and a need for some outdoor seating, so she got to work.

First, she cut off the tire backing. She made a hole with a larger drill bit, and used a jigsaw to make the cut.

This next part required some patience and a bit of strength.

For the seat, she made incisions all around the rim of the tire, and threaded some strong yarn back and forth, essentially creating a web.

Making a base frame is an optional step in this process, but hers added a nice pop of color.

She cut two pieces of wood, about 20 cm in length, and added plastic feet to the ends.

The purpose of this base was to add some additional height to the tire seat.

After attaching the base, she used the tire tread from the second tire to create a seat back for comfort.

The DIY-er suggests if you plan on using these seats outdoors, drill holes in the bottom of the tire to allow water to drain out.

There are many creative ways to upcycle tires into furniture, and they’re all extremely customizable!

This finished product is comfortable, extremely useful, and (best of all) cheap!

Let us know what you think of this creative project in the comments, and don’t forget to SHARE with anyone who may need some DIY inspiration!