2 TYRE PLANTER

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Weekend Makes -

Don’t toss that tyre with no tread! Turn it into a gor­geous gar­den fea­ture in­stead.

Gather your sup­plies

• Car tyre

• 18mm ma­rine ply­wood (larger than tyre)

• 50mm bolts and nuts (4 sets)

• 18mm sisal rope (about 16m)

• 90 x 90 x 300mm dressed treated pine (3)

You’ll also need

Jig­saw with scroll blade; drill with 10mm and 4mm bits; ratch­et­ing wrench; hot-glue gun; su­per­glue gel; PVA wood glue; 65mm screws; sand­pa­per; weath­er­proof stain; heavy-duty black plas­tic; pot­ting mix; plants

FOR YOU TO NOTE

If us­ing scrap ply it may al­ready have holes from an­other project. If not, drill a cen­tral drainage hole and sev­eral other smaller holes.

Here’s how

STEP 1 Put tyre on ply, trace around it and draw a sec­ond cir­cle 25mm in­side the first. Cut ply with a jig­saw us­ing smaller cir­cle as a guide.

STEP 2 Place ply cir­cle on top of tyre and, us­ing a 10mm drill bit, drill 4 holes through ply into side­wall of tyre. In­sert bolts in holes.

STEP 3 Flip tyre and ply over, and screw nuts onto bolts, tight­en­ing with a ratch­et­ing wrench.

STEP 4 With ply on top, at­tach the rope, be­gin­ning on the edge of ply and work­ing around and down the tyre. Ev­ery 200mm, al­ter­nate us­ing a hot-glue gun, which will tem­po­rar­ily hold the rope in place, and su­per­glue gel, which will dry to a per­ma­nent hold. Flip over to fin­ish glue­ing rope to top and in­side edge of tyre.

STEP 5 For the legs, cut a 15° an­gle at each end of the 90 x 90mm pine, en­sur­ing an­gled cut goes in the same di­rec­tion through the tim­ber.

STEP 6 Mark legs on ply in a tri­an­gle. Put glue on end of leg and ply. Po­si­tion leg, drill a 4mm pi­lot hole on an an­gle through it near base into ply, then at­tach with a screw. Re­peat on ad­ja­cent leg faces.

STEP 7 Glue and screw other 2 legs, then sand and stain. Line tyre with plas­tic, fill with mix and plant up.

STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 6

STEP 7

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