Homemade Tire Storage Rack

Overview

If you have spare tires lying around your shop, garage or workspace, you have probably gotten tired of just stacking them in the corner. You can make a homemade tire storage rack, according to Trevor Jacobs, co-owner of Goodyear Tire Co. in Richfield, Minn.

Wooden Base

Secure a wooden base to use for tire storage. It needs to be a solid base, so use plywood or another stiff but pliable wood. A regular sheet of plywood, as sold in a store, is usually about 6 feet by 4 feet. This can comfortably hold two stacks of tires. If you need more than that, buy two sheets. Nail strips of 2 by 4s to the bottom of the plywood sheet. Cut four strips to match the dimensions of the sheet, and nail them along the outside ridges. Then, cut 2-by-4 strips that will fit in a cross-shaped pattern between the edge pieces. Screw or nail all of the strips to the bottom of the plywood. Turn the plywood over, and you should have a sturdy base to hold your stacks of tires.

Dowels

Use 2-by-4 dowels to secure the tires and keep them in a straight stack. These can be regular 2-by-4 pieces of wood; they don't need to be rounded. Measure the top of the plywood platform and divide it in half with a pencil line. Then find the middle of each of the sections you have divided. Make a screw hole in that spot. Then, attach a length of 2 by 4 in that place by screwing it to the board from the bottom. The 2 by 4 should be at least 4 feet long. When you are finished, you should have a plywood base with two stands. Stack tires on each of these stands so they'll stay in one place.

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Lissa K Johnson is a full time freelance writer. She has written for publications like Wild Oats magazine in South Dakota, and Fast Life Times in Minnesota. She has been writing for eight years, and has a degree in Journalism from the University of South Dakota in 2006.

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