DIY UPHOLSTERED STORAGE OTTOMAN
Make your own DIY upholstered storage ottoman. The step by step tutorial and plans show you how to build an ottoman with basic tools and how to cover an ottoman in fabric.
2" x 2" x 4' board
1" x 8" x 12' board
1 ¼"Pocket hole screws
" plywood or hardboard
How to build an ottoman
Start by building the short sides. Attach them to the 2″ x 2″ boards using wood glue and use 1 ¼″ pocket hole screws. You can also use countersunk wood screws from the sides if you do not have a kreg jig.
Attach the long aprons with pocket holes and wood glue to create the box.
Attach a ¼″ plywood bottom for the storage frame using wood glue and finish nails. Also, cut the ¾″ plywood for the top and make sure everything fits. At this point, you can drill holes in the top plywood if you plan a tufted top. I made 5 holes.
This is also a good time to paint the feet to match your furniture. I had painted the legs of my Karlstad couches with Oil rubbed bronze spray paint. So, I painted the legs of this ottoman to match that!
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