1. First step was to cut out the panels, using my circular saw. I used chip board for the box.

1. First step was to cut out the panels, using my circular saw. I used chip board for the box.

3. And voila! There's the box completed. I screwed the legs from the inside to the bottom of the box, and gave the lid some hinges.

3. And voila! There's the box completed. I screwed the legs from the inside to the bottom of the box, and gave the lid some hinges.

5. The lid gets a thick (10 cm) foam top which you glue fast onto the chip board. Then you cover the lid also with the batting and nail it fast to the underside.

5. The lid gets a thick (10 cm) foam top which you glue fast onto the chip board. Then you cover the lid also with the batting and nail it fast to the underside.

6. Then you start with the covering up of the box with your chosen material. I first measured my big piece of material into a couple of panels (one for the lid, and two for the box). Then I asked someone to give all the panels a seam. Using the hammer and staples again, I nailed the material fast onto the bottom of the lid. Make sure to place the nails on the double sided seams, otherwise the material will tear loose. The holes you can see here are for the buttons, later on.

6. Then you start with the covering up of the box with your chosen material. I first measured my big piece of material into a couple of panels (one for the lid, and two for the box). Then I asked someone to give all the panels a seam. Using the hammer and staples again, I nailed the material fast onto the bottom of the lid. Make sure to place the nails on the double sided seams, otherwise the material will tear loose. The holes you can see here are for the buttons, later on.

8. The bottom where the feet are can be a bit tricky as well. You need to fold the corners of the material twice over and then maneuver it around the edges to get a clean look.

8. The bottom where the feet are can be a bit tricky as well. You need to fold the corners of the material twice over and then maneuver it around the edges to get a clean look.

10. And there it is! For the lid I used covered buttons of the same material which I fastened from the underside through the holes I bored earlier. I decided on a diamond pattern for the buttons. Pull the line tight on the underside so that the button wil sink in into the batting on the top. This create a nice chesterfield look. For the bottom edges I used frills which I glued onto the material to give the ottoman that final classy look. My ottoman is sturdy, practical and it looks great!

10. And there it is! For the lid I used covered buttons of the same material which I fastened from the underside through the holes I bored earlier. I decided on a diamond pattern for the buttons. Pull the line tight on the underside so that the button wil sink in into the batting on the top. This create a nice chesterfield look. For the bottom edges I used frills which I glued onto the material to give the ottoman that final classy look. My ottoman is sturdy, practical and it looks great!

2. Next up I assembled the box. It's a bit tricky if you don't have all the right tools, but with a couple of paint cans and boxes I managed a "table" of sorts.

2. Next up I assembled the box. It's a bit tricky if you don't have all the right tools, but with a couple of paint cans and boxes I managed a "table" of sorts.

4. Next I took some batting (I think that's the word?) and nailed it all around the box. Make sure to fold the ends over the edges, top and bottom, and nail it fast. I didn't have a nail gun, but still managed to do it using single staples and a hammer. I also cut out gaps for the hinges.

4. Next I took some batting (I think that's the word?) and nailed it all around the box. Make sure to fold the ends over the edges, top and bottom, and nail it fast. I didn't have a nail gun, but still managed to do it using single staples and a hammer. I also cut out gaps for the hinges.

7. To cover the box itself is a bit tricky. But my measurements proved to be quite accurate! Fold the material over the edges and nail it fast, right where the double sided seams are. Long, detailed work!

7. To cover the box itself is a bit tricky. But my measurements proved to be quite accurate! Fold the material over the edges and nail it fast, right where the double sided seams are. Long, detailed work!

9. This is how the finished belly of the box looks now. Nice and clean around the feet and the material pulled tight over the batting.

9. This is how the finished belly of the box looks now. Nice and clean around the feet and the material pulled tight over the batting.

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