How to make printed storage ottoman. Ottomans come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. You can combine or contrast your existing furniture and use them to introduce a fabric or color in the decoration. Ottomans can serve as coffee tables, additional seating, storage and footrest. Cut the pieces of plywood with a saw. Use two pieces of 16 x 16 inches for the front and back, two side pieces of 16 x 19 inches, a bottom piece 15 x 19 inches and a lid of 16 x 20 inches. The piece of the lid must be larger than the bottom piece.
Measure and drill holes for the screws. Join with wood glue and screws. Paint the inside of the box and the bottom of the lid. When you open the lid, you will see the color of the paint you have chosen. This will probably require more than one coat of paint. Let the paint dry between layers.
Cut foam for the lid. This foam will add to the comfort of seating or resting your feet. Stick the foam to the top of the lid. Use a 28 x 32 inch batting piece to cover the foam and wrap the edges of the lid. Wrap the side of the ottoman body with the batting. This will take a hitting piece of at least 19 x 72 inches. Cut bigger and cut the extra cost.