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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