Sure, your living room might be pretty well put together. You might have a great sofa or recliner, a big-screen TV, and a little robot that picks up your stray potato chips. But without a good place to put up your feet, is your life really complete?

So unless you have a coffee table that’s just the perfect height (lucky you!), you’re going to want to take a look at this incredible DIY project.

 For starters, you’ll need rope, two pieces of wood, a drill, a glue gun, and some sealant. Oh, and a used tire.

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Place the wood over the side of the tire and drill at least several holes.

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Then, secure the pieces of wood in place using screws.

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Once the wood is secure, find the center, and begin gluing the rope in a spiral pattern outward.

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Keep gluing as you spiral outwards towards the edge.

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Continue wrapping and gluing the rope onto the tire. Maintain a tight spiral.

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When you get half way and the glue you’ve already laid has dried, flip the tire over and continue until you reach the wooden panel on the bottom.

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Cut the rope and glue the end to secure the entire spiral.

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Next, put down a layer of sealant over the rope. When the first layer has dried, apply another one.

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And… Bam! A beautiful, rustic ottoman money literally can’t buy.

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What an incredible way to repurpose a useless old tire! I want this in my home. No, I NEED this.

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