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« on: May 08, 2009 06:58:41 PM »

Got any ideas on what to do with car tires? These are tricky. Thanks
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009 09:31:08 PM »

We have used them for tire swings (duh response)  Tongue and planters

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009 09:33:49 AM »

carry it in your car so if you get caught in the winter and run off the road you can burn it and that will help searchers find you. Yeah, I'm a pessimist. Not really, but other than paying the recycle place to shred them, you should find a way to use it.

I don't like them as planters in yards, no offense, I'm more into wire outside.

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009 10:11:38 AM »

Stack them in a corner of the yard, fill with straw and dirt, and plant potatoes. As you have to build up the hills over the leaves, you add tires and straw and dirt, and when it's time to dig out the potatoes, you just knock the tire stack over.

Or make a retaining wall out of several of them, and plant within them as well.

You could fill one with concrete and place a big outdoor umbrella stand in the concrete as it sets, maybe.

Stack two or three, figure out something for a top, and use as an outdoor table? Might be useful as a small potting bench or somewhere to set your drink.

If you have small children, you could leave one or two out on their side, and bury a couple more tires halfway up on end as something for the kids to climb, sit and stand on.

I have a low (1ft high) brick retaining wall in the front yard that extends to the street edge. Some moron backed into it, breaking a huge chunk (think: 2-3 feet in length, each side of the corner, down to the base) off that got caught in the bumper and dragged forward. While there were posts with reflectors in the dirt there to prevent that from happening, I suppose a tire or two might have served as a more effective - and more obvious to an idiot driver - bumper.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009 05:59:05 PM »

Tire swings are always fun! I know it's an old idea, but I love the classics.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009 10:50:28 AM »

I've always wanted to make one of these, tire swing with a twist!


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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009 12:32:31 PM »

Here are the instructions for that swing.

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