Storage Ottoman/Cocktail Table

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Project by Mikee posted 03-05-2011 09:33 PM 2230 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Ottoman for our boat where extra storage is always appreciated. I had the top cushion made at an upholstery shop and then I added the 1/8” piece of plywood which I applied some formica to. This not only covers up the staples, it also acts to keep the cushion from sliding off the top of the ottoman by recessing into it. The Ottoman is made out of Spalted Maple as is the bottom of the tray insert. The sides of the tray are cherry. When the tray is removed, flipped over and reinserted the Ottoman acts as a little cocktail table for in front of the couch. The corners of the Ottoman are held together by biscuits. Stainless steel handles were used. I wanted to keep the Ottoman low to the floor due to the roll of the boat so I made 4 feet, 1/4” thick by 3” by 4” out of leopard wood which I routed a beed around. Glued and pin nailed to bottom of Ottoman.

Thanks for taking a look,

-- Mike

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#1 posted 03-05-2011 10:35 PM

Very nice looking and well thought out for functionality. Great job.

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 11:48 PM

Ahh I love spalted Maple.
Very functional storage box

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 03-06-2011 12:11 AM

Definitely some of the nicest Spalted Maple I’ve seen to date…great project : )

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#4 posted 03-06-2011 03:44 AM

Neat idea and some really great looking wood.

Also Welcome to LumberJocks.


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#5 posted 03-06-2011 12:42 PM

Very Very nice Spalted Maple, Great looking chest.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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