Building a Magnificent Planter with an Old Tire It's a creative way to put old tires to good use. Here is what you will need to make the Planter:
- 1 old tire
- 1 4x4 board cut to 3 12″ long pieces with 15 degree angles on each end. The long side and short side of the angles should measure 12″.
- Approximately 200′ of 3/8″ Sisal Rope (or less if larger diameter)
- Waterproof paint
- 2″ pocket screws
- Kreg Jig Tool or Angle Brackets
- 2″ bolts and nuts
- 3/4″ plywood
Using 4x4 lumber for the legs, but they just didn't have enough substance to them. You can also use a plastic planter tray to prevent the wood from constantly getting wet from the flowers.
I lined up the spool with the tire and traced around the tire to get the proper diameter for the base. If you don't have a wooden spool, you can easily make it with a piece of plywood.
Make some drawings and calculate the diameter for the holes to hold both pieces.
Using a 3/8″ drill bit, I drilled four holes through the plywood and into the sidewall of the tire.
I pushed in the bolts and flipped the tire.
Press firmly to secure.
When tying the rope. Use a hot glue gun and start gluing the rope from the bottom edge of the wooden base.
Continue working around the tire, trying to keep the rope tightly closed. If after a few weeks, the glue doesn't hold as well in some areas. If you live in a warm climate, I would recommend a stronger glue or other strong adhesive to hold the rope.
Place the legs according to the image, and then drill holes.
Drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes in two sides of the 4x4 posts.
Attach to the wood bottom using 2″ pocket screws. If you don't have a Kreg Jig, you can also use angle wrenches.
Once the legs were attached and all the rope was glued, I sanded the legs and applied a weather resistant paint.