Overview

How to Build an Upholstered Storage Ottoman
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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CUT LIST
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¾-inch birch plywood top: one @ 27½ x 38¼ inches

¾-inch birch plywood bottom: one @ 26 x 36¾ inches

¾-inch birch plywood side pieces: two @ 11½ x 27½ inches

¾-inch birch plywood front and back pieces: two @ 11½ x 36¾ inches

1x1 pine cleats: two @ 26 inches

1x1 pine cleats: two @ 35¼ inches

1x1 pine corner blocks: four @ 10 inches

Batting: 10 square feet

Fabric: one piece @ 3¾ yards*

Fabric: one piece @ 6¼ yards*

2-inch high-density foam rubber cushion: one @ 27½ x 38¼ inches

*The amount of material needed may change depending on how the pattern needs to be situated on the piece.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • bar clamps
      Bar clamps: two at 36 inches and two at 50 inches
    • wooden yardstick
      Yardstick
    • scissors
      Scissors
    • staple gun
      Staple gun

    Shopping List

    ¾-inch birch plywood

    1x1 pine

    Batting

    Upholstery

    Wood glue

    1¼-inch drywall screws to assemble the base and attach the cleatsSpray adhesive

    9/16-inch staples to fasten the fabric

    Continuous hinge, 1½x36¾ inches

    Toy-box lid support to prevent lid from slamming shut

    5-inch coronet bun feet Get four, with mounting hardware.