Repurposed Bmx Rims Into Coffee Tables

So I had a couple of things laying around the workshop I wanted to repurpose/recycle. I started with X8 old 10inch narrow rims and 1x old BMX rim. I got to work and had the inspiration to build side tables from the mini rims and 2x bike racks from 1x BMX rim. The bike racks consisted of cutting the BMX rim into quarters, I then made a custom oak frame with bamboo Centre to support the rim in such a way that I would add the rightful brackets to hang a bicycle from it, I added some brass detailing to support and lock everything in place, it all makes sense when you see the image.

As for the side tables, I started by throwing all 8 rims in a powder coating oven to burn all the old paint off, I then started fabricating steel hairpin style legs that I would then weld to the inside of the rim with appropriate reinforcements where necessary, got some tops cut and toughened in 6mm glass that I then made small brackets that are well to the rims to give the glass top a place to sit above the rim in a floating style. 4 of the side table I kept with a patina finish and just clear coated the other 4 were powder coated black for a sharper more modern finish. Hope you can appreciate my creations.

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Ian Shepherd

Eh? They’re car rims, not BMX…. Unless BMX means something different over the pond?

Andrea Rankin

Do they mean BMW?

Ian Shepherd

I wondered that, except he mentions they’re 10 inch, which is the size you’d get on a really old Mini (even the later classic Mini had 12 or 13 inch wheels). I’m pretty sure no BMW ever had such small rims :-)

Nadia
Nadia

Hi, if I may clarify:” I had the inspiration to build side tables from the mini rims and 2x bike racks from 1x BMX rim. ”
The tables pictured are from Mini rims indeed. The BMW rim which is confusing was used to build a bike rack ;) Hope this clarifies it. You can check his other stuff on https://www.facebook.com/Logan-Fabrication-834738406575382/?fref=ts

Andrea Rankin

It’s a mystery then! ;-)

Nadia
Nadia

Hope the comment above clarifies it ;)

Natasja Olinga

Coen Jansen en Cornelia iets voor jullie?

Marleen Hagendoorn-Wisman

Wouter

Wouter Hagendoorn

Hmmmm. Ik heb nog wel een velgje liggen.

Kelly Ellen

So cool!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Talent !

Caledonian Crafts

You guys always come up with new projects for me! Great stuff :)

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