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Old 02-16-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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Can I turn a wheel into a coffee table?

Hi everyone. I just got a wheel replacment confirmed by insurance for a damaged rear 19" Competition Package M3 wheel. Since I'm getting my new one I'd like to turn the old one into a coffee table. It was cosmetically damaged, refinished, and they couldn't match the colour, still perfectly round. I was thinking about mounting a round glass top onto it. Can anyone figure out how to do this?
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:38 AM   #2
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...no need to mount the glass, just use some clear rubber feet/pads.
Attach the pads to the rim, and place the glass on top, let gravity do the rest.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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...no need to mount the glass, just use some clear rubber feet/pads.
Attach the pads to the rim, and place the glass on top, let gravity do the rest.
+1. Here's an Escalade table (not mine)

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Old 02-16-2010, 10:42 AM   #4
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i did a little search on google and here is what i found

how to make an end table with a car wheel

http://www.ehow.com/how_5251644_make...car-wheel.html

Maybe this could help you with some ideas..Good Luck!
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:10 AM   #5
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yes you can. check out ours...ehh not the best pic but you get the idea.

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Old 02-16-2010, 02:49 PM   #8
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I hadn't thought of doing the glass fully self contained within the wheel, using the rim as a table "lip". I had planned on doing a larger table, say 28-36" inches in glass diameter. This is why I asked about securing. i wouldn't want someone to set something on the edge and have the weight tip the table over, otherwise I would use the clear rubber pads mentioned above. Would I just use some type of crazy glue like substance for a larger glass piece?
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A clear silicone based adhesive should due the trick if you really want to affix the glass to the rim.
Devcon adhesive and sealant should do the job, it works with both metal and glass.
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