What you’ll need:

  •  Tape measure
  •  Plastic storage bin
  •  Plywood
  •  2X4 lumber
  •  Wood screws
  •  Drill
  •  Wood-cutting saw
  •  Safety glasses
  •  Scissors
  •  Furniture casters
  •  Thick cardboard
  •  Fabric
  •  Hot glue gun
  •  Glue sticks
  •  Foam cushion
  •  Stick on decals, buttons, bows, beads (optional)
  •  Miniature ornaments (optional)

Having extra storage at your fingertips can be a valuable commodity. When you combine that with a handy ottoman, you can enjoy both comfort and storage. The storage ottoman is an asset whether it is used to store books and magazines in the living room, CDs and DVDs near the entertainment center, or in the kid’s room for their favorite toys. This easy DIY project can be completed in a short time with some basic tools, a few supplies, and a little know how.

Step 1 – Measure

Measure the bottom of the plastic storage bin and cut a piece of plywood to those exact dimensions for the ottoman base.

Step 2 – Border

Border the piece of plywood with 2X4 lumber affixed with wood screws to create the base.

Step 3 – Drill Holes

Drill applicable-sized holes to accommodate the caster’s bolts through each corner of the base. The holes should be positioned so that they penetrate the plywood only, not the 2X4 border.

Step 4 – Attach the Caster

Attach a furniture caster to each corner of the plywood. Casters should be attached to the bottom of the plywood board, not the inside portion where the storage bin will be positioned Do not attach casters to the 2X4 border.

Step 5 – Align the Sides

Place and position the plastic storage bin to the base and align the four sides.

Step 6 – Attach the Bin

Attach the plastic bin to the wood base by driving wood screws through the bottom of the bin and into the 2X4 border to secure it in place.

Step 7 – Cut Cardboard

Measure each of the four sides of the ottoman from the bottom of the wooden base to the top of the plastic bin. Cut four pieces of thick cardboard for each of the sides of the ottoman.

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