DIY Ottoman Coffee Table

DIY Ottoman Coffee Table

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From Jess… I fell in love with the detailing on this beautiful carved wood table at West Elm as soon as I laid eyes on it. The downside? The table is only 12” high- so I went after a way to make this table a little taller, and do double duty as an ottoman! 
I extended the legs a pinch by adding extra wood where they connect to the table, well hidden from sight. Then I topped the table with a velvet cushion made from thick foam for a cushy seat. You can use this tutorial to make a cushion for any round table, just adjust the measurements to match your table!


For the cushion:

  • 2 ½ yards navy velvet fabric
  • 6 yards 12/32″ piping cord
  • 2” thick, 22″ foam square
  • Spray adhesive
  • Double sided fusible tape
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Navy thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Yardstick
  • Bread knife
  • Sharpie
  • Tack
  • String

For extending the legs:

  • 2” diameter wood dowel
  • Walnut wood stain
  • Foam brush
  • Hand saw (for wood dowel)
  • Drill
  • ⅜” drill bit
  • ⅜” threaded rod
  • Hacksaw (for metal threaded rod)
  • Wood glue

Click the [4] below the advertisement know the steps on how to make this DIY Ottoman Coffee Table.  😀