Step 2: Upholster the Base

Upholster the Base of an Upholstered Storage Ottoman
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Cut batting and upholstery to wrap the base. Coat the back of the fabric with fast-drying spray adhesive, and stick the batting onto it. Spray the batting and, starting at the center rear of the box, wrap the material around the sides and overlap it at the seam by ½ inch. Fold the material over the top and bottom, and staple it in place.
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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.