Step 3: Upholster the Lid

Upholster the Lid to build an Upholstered Storage Ottoman
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Trim 2-inch-thick high-density foam to cover the lid, and use spray adhesive to stick all but the perimeter to the plywood. Then spray the foam's edges with adhesive and fold them down to meet the plywood. Wrap the top in fabric and staple it on the underside. Starting at the rear seam, line the perimeter with piping 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.