Has anyone else tried this? I'm working on it. The jute rope is in place (covering the old tire) & when the glue has dried in, I will put Pecan polyurethane on it and then I'm going to mount it on a "Pecan stained 30" table top to use as the base and then attach 5" legs to the bottom (also stained in Pecan) I'm excited about this project. It's ended up costing more than I imagined and it's been about 10 times the work that I thought it would be.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Azure707,
A round piece of 1/4" plywood went on the top part, the bottom will rest (and be attached with screws) on a 30" round premade tabletop. As far as the smell, the tire had been outside for quite a while and there wasn't a smell but we cleaned it really good with dish detergent before starting. The polyurethane should take care of stains! The legs have smooth glides so moving it shouldn't be a problem!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Azure707,
Thanks! We don't have cats; I'm allergic. :-( I'm going to do 2 more for my DD's porch and YES, I will use a larger rope for sure! I'm going to stain it, the base and the legs tomorrow and hopefully by Saturday, it will all be put together. We are leaving on vacation on Monday morning so that week will be a good time to let it "cure'.
WONDERFUL PROJECT! You have good skills to turn this project out BETTER than any I have seen as inspirations! Can't wait to see the FINISH!!! I like the fact that the finished table will be heavy and substantial!
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