q & A
Where do you get your tires?
i GO TO MY LOCAL SHOPS, tIRE, LAWN MOWER REPAIR, MOTORCYLE AND BICYCLE sHOPS. tHEY HAVE TO PAY TO HAVE THEM HAULED AWAY SO THEY ARE HAPPY TO GIVE THEM TO YOU FOR FREE. jUST ASK NICELY :)
HOW DO YOU CLEAN YOUR TIRES?
yOU CAN USE A GARDEN HOSE, DAWN DISH SOAP AND A SCRUB BRUSH.
HOW DO YOU GET THE RUBBER SMELL OUT OF YOUR TIRES?
OLD USED TIRES GO THROUGH A SHEDDING PROCESS AND THE SMELL IS GONE. IT'S NEW TIRES THAT SMELL LIKE RUBBER.
WHAT KIND OF PAINT DO YOU USE?
MY PAINT OF CHOICE IS RUSTOLEUM WITH PRIMER. I'VE USED DIFFERENT BRANDS AND THEY WORK AS LONG AS IT SAYS "BONDS TO PLASTIC".
AREN'T THEY HEAVY?
yES, TIRES ARE HEAVY. THE ONES I'VE USED WEIGHT ANYWHERE FROM 6LBS TO 45LBS. THEY MAKE A SOLID, STURDY PIECE OF FURNITURE.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
i OWNED A RETAIL SHOP WITH CUSTOM ITEMS FOR GIRLS. i SAW AN OUTDOOR TIRE OTTOMAN ON PINTEREST AND WANTED TO MAKE SMALL ONES FOR INDOORS. THEY WERE A HIT. I'VE BEEN CREATING EVERY SINCE. TRYING NEW IDEAS AND EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT MATERIALS, PAINTS AND TIRES.
HOW DO YOU GET THE DESIGNS ON THE SIDE?
i USE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT METHODS ALL DEPENDING ON THE DESIGN. i'VE EXPERIMENTED AND HAVE FAILED AND SUCCEEDED. i'M CREATING ONLINE COURSES TO SHARE WITH OTHERS THE METHODS THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN SUCCESSFUL.
WHY IS SHIPPING SO EXPENSIVE?
THE COST OF SHIPPING IS DETERMINED BY THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE PRODUCT AND THE ZONE IT'S BEING SHIPPED TO. i DO MY BEST TO FIND THE CHEAPEST RATE.
what tools do you use to cut your round bottoms?
I use a router with an attachment called a jig. It allows me to cut a nice circle.
I have tires, do you want them?
As much as I appreciate the offer I have resources for plenty of tires
is your store open to the public?
Though my studio is located in a commercial property, it's a private studio. I don't have set hours.
Where are you located?
My studio is located in northeast ohio, Usa.