How to Make an Ottoman From a Crate


You can make an ottoman with storage room out of an old crate, fabric, stuffing, and board sized to fit the top of the crate. You can find the complete supply list and directions below:
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Here is the finished ottoman made from a crate.
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If you don’t have an old similar crate on hand like this one, you can pick up unfinished wooden crates at just about any hobby and craft store, or even Walmart for about $10- stain it, paint it, or leave it as is and follow the tutorial to create a padded lid for it.
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Measure fabric to fit your board plus about 6″ extra length and width.
Starting on your board length ways staple your fabric taut, staple fabric on the opposite side, leaving fabric loose for stuffing- 1 1/2-2 ” is plenty for your stapled “seam”.
Staple one short end and leave the other open, fill with stuffing
Finally staple your remaining end. When doing the corners two short ends if folded them in at the corners like you would if you were gift wrapping a box.
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The finished ottoman can be used to store blankets, DVDs, dog toys, or games.

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  • Nancy
    on Sep 30, 2016

    How do you get rid of a musty smell own in a basement, dry basement ..and no open window's.

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