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« on: April 20, 2006 12:22:22 PM »

I came across a  car tire that has apparently been painted white and strung up as a football-throwing target. I found it in a trash can  Shocked ; it was simply calling out to be used. So I pick it up and bring it back to my dorm where it awaits it's conversion. I think that it could be used as a comfortable and rugged chair.
any ideas on how to make it into a chair?
thanks  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006 04:09:50 PM »

me and my brother did this when we were kids for our play house.....we set it on the floor and put a blanket over it and pushed the blanket into the middle til it touched the floor then just filled it with a few pillows.

just an idea that could definately be improved upon
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006 04:52:00 PM »

look at this
http://www.metaformstudio.com/cartire.htm
I also saw a chair in indonesia that was made entirely of car tires, the frame and legs too, mostly they were just cut in half, but i can't remember very well.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2006 04:54:03 PM »

You could keep the tire whole, nail legs to it, insert a board (maybe just plywood?) that's slightly bigger than the hole, for support, then a thick pillow, then some kind of cover for the top hole, but leave the tire exposed.  Maybe some kind of mesh for the cover?  That'd be a kickass bar stool Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2006 05:27:51 PM »

Or instead of covering the holes you can leave it open, i'm sure it wouldn't be too dangerous...
My idea would be to just make it into an indoor tire swing type of chair, but I'm just weird like that.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006 11:05:09 AM »

just be careful trying to stick things into it/cut it b/c of the steel belts inside. the chair link probably was made with inner tubes instead of tires. you could get a cube-like thing (like one of those storage things) to set the tire on, make a round pillow the same width of the tire to fill the hole and voila.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2006 11:13:19 PM »

what about something wacky?
for instance.. try... 

can the tire be cut at all?
like take it and cut it in half-- and have a back and a bottom. then contort the bottom piece.

or-- so i saw this link about painted and cutomized toilet seats. use the tire to decorate one of those. the link was... http://www.overstock.com/?page=proframe&prod_id=1673616. check it.
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