Thoroughly clean can and dry — Paint or decoupage the outside of can with a unique design — Seal with polyurethane — You will need a (minimum size of) 18 inch galvanized bolt (about 2.50 at a hardware store) with a washer and nut. Puncture hole in bottom of can and push the bolt through from the inside of can until head in at the bottom. Under the can on the bolt add a washer and then secure the nut tightly. The longer bolt you use the better. You can also polyurethane the entire can, nut, washer and bolt once done to give a nice shiny presentation and to help prevent rust.
What a great way to recycle an old bike tire. Holes are already along the sides to insert hooks into or over that can be purchased at any hardware store along with simple chains to hang. Pictured it is hung by a rod and hook system but chains are easier to attach. Make sure the hook that this is all attached to is deeply embedded into a rafter to avoid a terrible accident. Use this for lighter weight pans or use as a utensil hanger. If you want to use this for heavier pots and pans remove spokes and cut a 1″ thick piece of wood the diameter of the rim (use the rim as a template) stain or paint then polyurethane and attach to rim. This will give a much stronger rack that you can hang heavier items on. I think this look great…. can anyone else come up with another usage for an old bike rim? If you can share in the comments: