Turn Old Tires into a Storage Bin

Spotted this pic today with no description whatsoever, but what a clever idea. A couple of tires secured together and mounted to a piece of plywood (I’m guessing here) with some casters attached. Another round bit of plywood (again guessing here) to serve as a lid with drawer handle attached.  A little spray paint later, and we’d be done. 

10 New Things Made from Recycled Tires

created at: 2009-02-18

We’ve been recycling rubber tires since, well, the invention of the rubber tire.  Remember those clunky tire sandals? As an homage to the art of recycled tires, here are 10 pretty decent looking products made from recycled tires, wheels and inner tubes.  For your added value, you get a link at the bottom to the instructions and pattern for making your own nerdy, yet eco-cool sandals from recycled tires.

1. Andy Gregg’s Bike Furniture (above and below)

created at: 2009-02-18

(Image credit:Dvice)


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Recycled Bike Tire Wreath: Mock Tutorial

created on: 12/09/08

This recycled wreath project (super easy and cheap) is only a reenactment of one of the very first DIY homeowner projects I pulled off successfully.

I think fondly of my bicycle tire wreath and the many Christmas seasons it hung brightly on the front of our house, high above the front door.  In this time of resourcefulness, a LARGE wreath can be constructed from any number of round forms.  Here’s a mock tutorial of how I made mine. Continue Reading