How-To Make a Tricycle Tire Cookbook Holder

February 26th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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How-To Make a Tricycle Tire Cookbook Holder


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Two vintage trike tires
2 new or vintage 1 x 12 boards
4 Electric fence insulators
2 - 1 1/2 inch wood screws
4 - 1 inch wood screws
Gorilla Super Glue
Gorilla Wood Glue
Medium stain
Sand paper 

Tools List:
Wood saw
Skill saw
Screw gun
Palm Sander 


Step 1: Measure and cut 2 separate 1 x 12. Our bottom board is 17 inches and the top board is 14 inches. 

Step 2: Measure trike tire for cutout in top board. 

You know what they say... Measure Twice, Cut Once.

Step 3: Using a skill saw cut notch out of both sides of top board to accommodate trike tire. Cut two pieces of wood at 1/4 inch. 

This gives your tire a cozy little nook to rest and provides some stability for the cookbooks too.

Step 4: Glue top board centered on top of bottom board and two end pieces with Gorilla Wood Glue, clamp and allow to dry. Follow directions on bottle.

LOVE the Gorilla Wood Glue!

Step 5: Sand and stain wood as desired. 

Step 6: Apply Gorilla Super Glue to each of the trike tires and place inside of notches. 

The Gorilla Super Glue adds that little extra bit of security and stability.

Step 7: After the glue has dried flip holder over and measure to center of tire on bottom piece of wood. Pre-drill and using and attach each tire to board using a 1 1/2 screw.

Predrilling is a must in this case.

Step 8: Measure underside of bottom board for legs. Using one inch screws attach an insulator to each corner.

It's all in the details!

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Comments (10)

rosesandrust writes: What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Rose Posted: 11:30 pm on May 29th
shabbychick writes: Sue - what a great book holder - I can tell you had the wheels spinning on this one!! Those little insulator feet are too cute - and the perfect touch!

Thanks for sharing - and I'll be adding a couple wheels to my "virtual wishlist"!

Kathy Posted: 8:37 am on March 3rd
JunkMama1 writes: I absolutely LOVE this piece...and will have to create one for myself! Thanks, as always, for sharing your ideas! Posted: 8:48 pm on March 1st
JunkArchitect writes: Sue, thanks for sharing all the details in your video on how to make this fun project.

Jim Posted: 11:06 pm on February 28th
DownHomeDIY writes: Oooh, my wheels are spinning thinking of where I could use this, it would look so cute in my boys room! Love it.
-MB Posted: 8:57 pm on February 27th
Bec4 writes: What a fun project! I have to keep my eyes open for some wheels. Posted: 12:40 pm on February 27th
alicemom writes: Another wow. I am going to Canton tomorrow & will be on the look out for the goods. I hope to see you at one of the shows in Texas.
alice Posted: 5:05 pm on February 26th
NDJunkGirl writes: Okay, I love this, but then again I can't seem to get enough of wheels lately - aren't they just the best?! Wonderful project and thanks for posting it. Andrea Posted: 4:53 pm on February 26th
fellowjunker writes: I love this project Sue. It looks so beautiful sitting on your counter.
xojanis Posted: 4:10 pm on February 26th
georgiamoon writes: I really enjoyed watching this project actually be made in your DVD. It is such a great idea and you guys had a lot of fun doing it too! Georgia Posted: 2:35 pm on February 26th
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