Have you ever heard about the Ottoman? It is a furniture piece which has an upholstered and padded bench or seat. Ottoman does not have any arms or back. These are mostly used as either a coffee table or a footstool. One interesting thing about the ottoman is that it can be used to store different kinds of things like bed sheets, blankets, electronic goods, magazines, old clothing etc. You can use the ottoman not only in your living room but also your bedroom, guest room, basement etc.
Storage ottomans are available in the market. But it is advised that you build your own storage ottoman as that will be cheaper and you can make it in accordance with your personal preference. To build your own storage ottoman you will require a wooden box, good quality foam and any fabric of your choice.
Decide on the dimensions of the ottoman according to the space available in the room. First assemble your wooden box using the plywood that is cut to the dimensions you have chosen. Glue and screw the plywood pieces together to make a wooden box. This is how your base will be ready.
The next thing you have to do is upholster the ottoman’s base using the fabric of your choice. Staple the fabric properly so that it covers all parts of the base. The fabric should be tightly placed on the base so that you get a clean, flat finish.
The lid of the wooden box first has to be covered with the thick five centimeter foam using a strong adhesive. After that the lid has to be upholstered with the fabric that has to be stapled tightly on the bottom of the lid.
Attach the lid from one end to the wooden box using a hinge. To give a good finishing to your storage ottoman take some black fabric and staple it to the base of the ottoman. You can attach bun feet to give the storage ottoman some height. If you want to move the ottoman from one place to another then you can attach wheels to the underside of the storage ottoman as well.