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.
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.
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.