how to turn ottoman into a coffee table

Transform Your Ottoman into a Statement Coffee Table

Are you looking for an affordable and creative way to spruce up your living space? Then consider turning your ottoman into a coffee table! It doesn’t take much to take a regular ottoman and give it the aesthetic of a luxurious coffee table fit for a modern home. With a few quick steps, you will be on your way to having an attractive centerpiece in your room.

What You’ll Need

Before you begin, you’ll need to prepare a few materials to begin work:

  • Ottoman
  • Boards – Make sure they can fit the top of the ottoman and provide a sturdy surface.
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Glue
  • Tabletop covering

Steps for Making a Coffee Table from an Ottoman

  1. Remove the top part of the ottoman and measure the size of the opening at the top.
  2. Find the ideal wood boards for the top of the ottoman. The boards should be an inch bigger in size than the opening from the top.
  3. Lay two or three boards at the top of the ottoman and make sure it fits properly.
  4. Drill holes into the edge of the ottoman and the boards in preparation for the screws.
  5. Use glue to firmly attach the boards to each other and the ottoman.
  6. Screw the boards together and ensure they are firmly secured.
  7. Lay on the table cloth of your choice to cover the top and edges of the ottoman.
  8. Ta-da! You now have your own unique coffee table!


Making a coffee table from an ottoman is an easy and cost-effective way to add a unique, decorative piece to your space. With just a few materials and some time, you will have a statement coffee table that will serve as the centerpiece in your room.

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