How to Make a Tufted Ottoman Coffee Table
Creating a tufted ottoman coffee table is a great way to add a unique, stylish statement to your living space. If you’re handy with some basic tools and have an eye for style, then you’ll be delighted to learn that it’s actually quite easy to make a tufted ottoman coffee table yourself. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
Step 1: Gather Supplies
The supplies needed for this project are relatively simple and easy to find. You’ll need:
- Medium-density fiberboard or plywood
- Foam padding
- Spray adhesive
- Upholstery buttons and tufting tools
- Staple gun
- Measuring tape
Step 2: Cut Your Board Parts
Take your measurements and cut your medium-density fiberboard or plywood pieces to size. You’ll need two large pieces for the top and bottom, four pieces for the sides, and two thinner pieces for the inner lift. Cut everything to size, then sand the edges to make them smoother.
Step 3: Assemble Frame
Use wood glue and screws to assemble the frame of your ottoman. Make sure everything is level, using a carpenter’s square to double-check, then use clamps to secure the frame together while the glue dries.
Step 4: Cut Fabric and Padding
Measure the length, width and height of your frame, then use the measurements to cut your fabric and padding pieces. Lay the fabric over the frame, then trim it to size if necessary.
Step 5: Attach Fabric and Padding
Spray one side of the fabric and padding with adhesive, then attach it to the frame. Make sure everything is taut and wrinkle- free, then use a staple gun to secure the fabric and padding.
Step 6: Create Tufts
Use a tufting kit to create the tufts on the ottoman. Using the kit, thread the upholstery buttons through the fabric and padding and cinch them tight with the tufting tool.
Step 7: Attach Inner Lift
Use the thinner pieces of medium-density fiberboard or plywood to create the inner lift. Attach the pieces to the underside of the frame with wood glue and screws.