How to Build Upholstered Storage Ottoman

An upholstered storage ottoman is one of the most functional multipurpose pieces of furniture for the living room.

A couple of years ago I had upholstered an old coffee table from Ikea that we used as an ottoman.

DIY Upholstered Storage Ottoman

Make the cut

Make all the cuts per the plans. The cuts are pretty straightforward and can be easily made using a circular saw or a miter saw.

Assemble the box

Attach the 2×2 boards to the aprons to make the sides using wood glue and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Upholster the outside of the box

Wrap the frame in batting. Staple the batting around the frame. (Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of this step.)

Add the liner

Cut the inner lining fabric to size – making allowance for the sidewalls and some extra to fold in.