A New Plan to Build a Coffee Table with Two Ottomans

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions

This plan, though plain, simple and easy to build, does dual duty… The DIY furniture plans to build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions are not only to build a place to set drinks, books and TV remotes but there are also two separate slide-outs to rest your feet! As usual, this plan is another project that can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Copy

Materials:

  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Tools Needed:

  • Miter saw or circular saw
  • Drill
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Pneumatic brad nailer with compressor
  • Sander

Lumber:

  • 10 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

For the Coffee Table:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 48″ – Frame
  • 6 – 2×2 at 16-1/2″ – Frame
  • 4 – 2×2 at 18″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 21″ x 48″ – Top

For Both Ottomans:

  • 8 – 2×2 at 22-3/4″ – Frames
  • 8 – 2×2 at 13-1/4″ – Frames
  • 8 – 2×2 at 14-1/2″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/2″ x 22-3/4″ – Top

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Extensions

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Notes About the Project:

If using edge banding on the exposed edges of the tops, it will be applied before securing the tops to the frame.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the coffee table frame. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the six shorter 2×2 pieces for the frame. Secure to the longer pieces as shown in the drawing using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Coffee Table Frames

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the coffee table stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the frame as shown in the drawing using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Coffee Table Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the coffee table top. Secure to the top of the coffee table frame using glue and 2″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Coffee Table Top

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the ottoman frames and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter 2×2 pieces for the frame. Secure to the longer pieces as shown in the drawing using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Ottoman Frames

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the ottoman stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the frame as shown in the drawing using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Ottoman Side Stretchers

Step Six

Cut the piece for the ottoman tops. Secure to the top of the ottoman frame using glue and 2″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Ottoman Top

Finish as desired.

The tops can also be upholstered with 1″ foam and fabric prior to securing to the frames. Cut the foam and fabric larger than the tops and staple to the underside of the top pieces. Secure the tops to the frames using 1″ corner brackets and screws.

This easy to build coffee table features two slide-outs for extra space or used as an ottoman! A quick and easy weekend project!

The coffee table and ottoman combo would also be a great for the outdoors if suitable materials (lumber, screws and fabric) are used! Have any questions about the DIY furniture plans to build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions? Leave a comment below!




A Simple to Build Ottoman with Storage

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Shelf Ottoman

This ottoman is the simplest of builds… The DIY plans to build a Storage Shelf Ottoman feature an open lower shelf and a padded top. This plan is suitable for those new to woodworking and can definitely be completed in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Shelf Ottoman_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 2×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 17″ – Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 19″ – Lower Aprons
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 19″ x 19″ – Lower Panel
  • 4 – 2×3 at 19″ – Upper Aprons
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 19″ x 19″ – Upper Panel

For the cushion:

  • 1 – 24″ x 24″ x 2″ piece of foam (it can be cut to size with a bread knife)
  • 1 yard of decorator fabric
  • Velcro for the closure (if the cover will be removed to be laundered)

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Shelf Ottoman

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the lower aprons. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the lower apron pieces. Secure the aprons to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Shelf Ottoman_Lower Aprons & Legs

Step Two

Cut the piece for the lower panel. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the lower panel to the lower aprons using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top face of the panel will be flush with the top edge of the lower aprons.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Shelf Ottoman_Lower Panel

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the upper aprons. Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the upper apron pieces. Secure the aprons to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Shelf Ottoman_Upper Stretchers

Step Four

Cut the piece for the upper panel. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the upper panel to the upper aprons using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top face of the panel will be flush with the top edge of the upper aprons.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Shelf Ottoman_Top Panel

Finish as desired.

To make the cushions, I have a post about making a basic box cushion here. They are very detailed and easy to follow!

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Shelf Ottoman_Cushion

This ottoman is the perfect place to relax your feet and keep reading material or a knitting project close by! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Storage Shelf Ottoman? Leave a comment below!




An Easy to Build Upholstered Ottoman

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman

I saw a leather upholstered ottoman in a catalog and fell in love with it – especially the color of the leather! Of course, I wasn’t going to spend the money on the ottoman in the catalog so I set out to make my own thinking the ottoman would be a fabulous addition to the Carlsbad Chair I built… The DIY plans to build an Upholstered Ottoman feature angled legs with storage inside making it the perfect place to store blankets or magazines!

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Featured

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 3/4″ screws
  • 4 – 2″ bun furniture feet with mounting plates
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Spray paint
  • Duct tape
  • 1″ upholstery foam
  • 2″ upholstery foam
  • Fabric of choice (I used teal vinyl)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 2 – 1″ square dowels at 3′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 11-1/2″ x 17″ – Sides
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood at 17″ x 23″ – Bottom
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 11-1/2″ x 24″ – Front & Back
  • 4 – 1″ square dowels at 11″ – Inside Corner Supports
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood at 18″ x 24″ – Top
  • 2 – 1×2 at 17″ – Lid Stops
  • 2 – 1×2 at 18″ – Lid Stops

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the bottom and the sides. Secure the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Sides & Bottom

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the corner supports. Secure to the bottom and the outer edges of the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Corner Supports

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the front and the back. Secure the front and back to the sides and the corner supports using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Front & Back

Step Four

Install the mounting plates according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Install the feet. You can also make your own furniture feet.

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Legs

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the top and the lid stops. Mark the position for the stops, apply glue, and clamp in place on the underside of the top. Secure the stops in place using 3/4″ screws through the top.

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Top 1

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Top 2

To Upholster the Ottoman:

I did not take photos of the upholstery… I thought I did but they are missing!

I spray painted the feet dark brown prior to installing them on the underside of the ottoman. Cover all of the edges of the ottoman with duct tape. This will soften the sharp edges and keep them from wearing the fabric.

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Feet

Cut a piece of 2″ foam to fit the top, and cut a piece of the fabric large enough to fold over the foam and the sides of the top. Fold the edges of the fabric over to the underside of the top (just short of the lid stops), securing in place with staples. The fabric should be pulled snugly without distorting the foam.

 

Wrap the 1″ foam around all sides of the base. Cut a piece of fabric large enough to go around the entire base, and to fold over the top and bottom edges. Secure in place using staples on the top and bottom of the box.

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Storage

For optional tufting on the top, I used a few large washers and screws like this example. I used a covered button kit to make buttons then glued them over the washers screwed into the top of the ottoman.

DIY Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman_Top

Replace the lid, put up your feet and relax!

The DIY plans to build an Upholstered Ottoman are an excellent choice for all skill levels. The upholstery is super-simple, and the entire ottoman can be completed in a day. Have any questions about the ottoman or the upholstery? Leave a comment below!




An Easy to Build Curved Leg Footstool

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool

Yes, I named this footstool plan “Pi” because I think it looks like the mathematical symbol! The DIY plans to build a Pi Footstool featured four curved legs with stretchers and a planked top. The stool is a very easy build, especially with the templates for the legs!

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1″ square dowels at 3′ OR
  • 1 – 1″ square dowel at 4′
  • 1 – 1×10 at 4′
  • 1 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×6 at 6′

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×6 at 17-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 13″ – Framing
  • 2 – 1″ square dowels at 13″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 1″ square dowel at 14-1/2″ – Center Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×10 at 23-7/8″ – Top

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool

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Step One

Cut the 2×6 pieces to length for the legs. Print the templates. Align the sheets at the registration marks and tape the sheets together. Cut out the templates and trace around the template on the 2×6 material. Cut out the legs using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Leg

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the framing. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Secure the framing to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Framing

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the stretchers from the 1″ dowels. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ (or 1″) material and drill one pocket hole in each end of each piece. Secure the side stretchers to the inside of the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws locating the stretchers approximately 5″ below the framing.

Secure the center stretcher to the center of each stretcher using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pocket holes so they face down and will not have to be filled.

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Stretchers

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Center Stretcher

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the top. The top will overhang the ends by approximately 4″ and the sides by approximately 1-1/4″. Secure the top in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Top

Finish as desired.

This footstool has a very unique style due to the curved legs. A box cushion can be made to fit the top of the stool to make it more comfortable, if desired. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Pi Footstool? Leave a comment below!




Ottoman to Match the Carlsbad Chair

DIY Plans to Build the Carlsbad Ottoman – the Perfect Companion to the Chair!

Previously, I posted plans for a new seating collection with the first plan being the Carlsbad Chair. If building the chair, like I am in process of doing, why not build the matching ottoman? The DIY plans to build the Carlsbad ottoman are super-easy and include simple upholstery instructions – if you can sew a straight line, you can sew the basic box cushion for this ottoman! I am still so excited about this collection!

DIY Plans to Build the Carlsbad Ottoman_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/2″ screws
  • 4 – 4″ furniture legs with mounting plates
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×6 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×6 at 8′
  • 1 – 2×2 at 4′
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 11-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×6 at 21″ – Frame
  • 2 – 1×6 at 28″ – Frame
  • 1 – 1×6 at 22-1/2″ – Center Support
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 24″ x 31″ – Top

For the Upholstery:

A 1″ or 1-1/2″ memory foam twin-size mattress topper would be perfect to pad the frame of the ottoman. The mattress toppers are quite inexpensive and easy to find.

  • Foam to cover the frame
  • Spray adhesive – I recommend 3M Super 77 (my favorite!)
  • 3-1/2 yards of 54″ wide fabric
  • 1 – 24″ x 31″ piece of 6″ foam (I purchase mine on eBay!)
  • Hook and Loop tape
  • Zipper for cushion closure, optional
  • Upholstery tack or decorative gimp (trim)
  • Stapler & staples (a pneumatic stapler is fabulous for upholstery!)

DIY Plans to Build the Carlsbad Ottoman

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the frame. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Attach the frame pieces to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The outside face of the frame pieces will be flush with the outside faces of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build the Carlsbad Ottoman_Frame

Step Two

Cut the piece for the center support and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the support to the longer frame pieces as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build the Carlsbad Ottoman_Support

Step Three

Cut the piece for the top. Spread glue on the top edges of the frame pieces, legs, and support. Position the top, then secure in place with countersunk 1-1/2″ screws through the top into the tops of the legs, the frame pieces, and the center support.

Finish the legs as desired!

DIY Plans to Build the Carlsbad Ottoman_Top

Step Four

Cut a piece of the 1″ or 1-1/2″ foam measuring 31″ x 37″. Spray the top and the longer frame pieces with the adhesive and position the foam. Secure the foam to the underside of the frame pieces, trimming the foam around the legs.

Cut two pieces of foam at 6-1/2″ x 24″. Spray the side frame pieces with adhesive, then position the foam. Secure the foam to the underside of the frame pieces, trimming the foam around the legs.

 

Step Five

Cut a piece of fabric measuring 37″ x 44″. Mark the position for the top and sew or glue one side of the hook and loop tape to the right side of the fabric. The hook and loop tape will attach to the cushion to help keep it in place so that the cover can be washed. Drape the fabric over the foam, folding where necessary (like at the corners), and secure to the underside of the frame pieces with staples. A few staples can be added down the folds at the corners then covered with upholstery tacks or gimp.

DIY Plans to Build the Carlsbad Ottoman_Base Foam & Fabric

Step Six

I have created a tutorial on how to make a basic box cushion. Follow the tutorial to make the cover for the 6″ foam piece. Sew or glue the other side of the hook and loop tape to one side of the cover, matching the position of the hook and loop tape on the fabric on the top of the frame.

DIY Plans to Build the Carlsbad Ottoman_Cushion

As I build the pieces in the collection, I will include photos which will make the upholstery how-to a whole lot easier! If there are any questions about the DIY plans to build the Carlsbad ottoman, leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!