DIY Salvaged Spool Ottoman

DIY Salvaged Spool Ottoman - Finished Salvaged Spool Ottoman
A gorgeous ottoman from a discarded spool!

If you can manage to get your hands on an old timber spool, this project will give you an ottoman for a fraction of the cost of a store bought one. Best of all you’ll be able to tell people that you made it yourself!

DIY Salvaged Spool Ottoman - Materials needed

All you need — aside from the tools and materials listed — are some mid-level carpentry skills, and you’re on your way to having a new furniture that seems like a high-end commercial product!

Could this be your next weekend project?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 1 20” diameter empty Wire Spool
  • 1”x 2”x 6” pieces of Wood
  • Wood Glue
  • 32 1 ¾” Screws
  • 3 to 6 inches piece of Foam (larger than spool diameter)
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Scrap Fabric
  • 1 ½ yard Cotton/Dacron Batting
  • 1 ½ yard 54” wide fabric-¾” yard of scrap fabric (for bottom of ottoman)
  • Thread and Straight Pins
  • Staples
  • 4 Screw on Leg Plates
  • 4 Wood Legs

And these tools:

  • Marker
  • Drill with 3/32” drill bit and a 3/8” drill bit
  • Electric Knife
  • Electric Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Crescent or Needle Nose Pliers
  • Sewing Machine

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Thanks to Design Sponge for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

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