DIY Crate Storage Ottoman Is A Table, Seating And More

Don’t you love furniture that does double duty?  This DIY Crate Storage Ottoman provides space for games, books and knick knacks, plus extra seating and a tabletop!  And it’s made from craft store crates!

If you or a loved one have some basic skills with a saw and drill, this storage ottoman will be a breeze to assemble.  Start with wooden crates from a craft store and make sure to use the coupons!  With the discount, they should run you around $7 each.



Mon Makes Things shows you how she did it.  You can easily customize to your space with your choice of paint color and fabric.  This is a multi-functional piece, at a fraction of the cost of a retail store.  And it’s one of a kind!


Here are the supplies you need to make your DIY Crate Storage Ottoman:

  • (4) wooden crates (available at craft stores like Michael’s and Joann)
  • (2) 8′ 2x4s
  • (4) 2″ casters with screws
  • (8) corner brackets with screws
  • (12) 1.25″ wood screws
  • (4) 1″ wood screws
  • Drill with drill bit and driving bit
  • sheet of sheet wood that is not plywood
  • 2″ think foam
  • polyester batting
  • upholstery fabric
  • heavy duty staple gun
  • 5 make to match buttons
  • poly upholstery cord & needles
  • scissors, yard stick/tape measure
  • semi-gloss paint, brush, drop cloth
Mon Makes Things has the complete instructions.


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