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Topic: Where to find big wooden boxes? (storage ottoman)  (Read 6912 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2003 12:06:46 PM »

If you can find some decent luggage at a a second-hand store, that would be cute.  Just attach some casters and leave as-is or you can create a little slipcover for it and attach it with velcro.

I'd like to make a storage ottoman but I think I want mine a bit taller than what's shown in this set of instructions.
Maybe I'll follow firehead4's advice and use some sort of drawer and just cover the open side with a hinged lid.

« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2004 02:27:21 PM »

what if you used several smaller wooden boxes and nailed them together instead of hunting for the perfect big box? that way your storage would already have divided sections, the only thing is that all the boxes have to be the same height.
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2004 05:52:27 PM »

I have a bunch of old peach or pear crates, but not sure if they would be sturdy enough - do you have an Ikea near you? I know they always have cool boxes for stuff like this, and cheap. Also, places like Michaels and Rag shop always have sales on unfinished wooden crates for like $15 each - if you fastened two of them together, it would make a nice sized ottoman. Oh wait, Michaels has them on sale this week for $5.99 -


The wine crates would be cool - stain them, and then put your cushion on top!

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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2004 11:30:25 AM »

If you're going to upholster it and  completely cover it, then maybe you could use one of those big rubbermaid containers.   It's not really recycling unless you already have one... but they're often on sale for really cheap.

On the other hand, it might not be sturdy enough...
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