Published at Wednesday, September 19th 2018. by Inez Sheppard in Ottoman Table.
Ottoman coffee table. This is our family room. This is a room in which life really happens. But if you wanted to sit a drink in front of you or to sit anything in front of you, it was a little difficult because the ottoman was very small. So once we decided that it was indeed time for a larger ottoman, then we began to look around. I was not finding what I wanted.
We don't have a lot of stores like at home, store home goods. We don't have a lot of those stores where you can go in and find the diamond-in-the-rough at a very affordable price. I do do a lot of shopping online, so I do look around at different places online and I was looking for like an extra large sized and I'm sure many of them know the prices can be sky-high. I did not want to spend a lot of money, especially not the prices that was being asked online, so we decided to take on the task, our selves, and this way we could customize it to look exactly the way we wanted it to. So we laid painters, tape and the size of the Ottoman we thought we wanted.
We laid that out on the floor and moved around it just to be certain that it wouldn't be too big and that it would also be big enough. The length of that original Ottoman was four feet and I knew that I liked that length because it pretty much covered the majority of the sofa. I initially thought I wanted a square shaped ottoman, but this would have been too much in this small space. So we headed out to Lowe's and we purchased three composite pres composite shelving boards and we also purchased one or two one by six studs to go around the sides. I decided to go with the three pieces of composite shelving as opposed to just a piece of plywood, because the three pieces of pressed wood together came out to exactly the size that I wanted without having to be cut or altered in any way.
And it was cheaper than the piece of plywood. My husband used his keg jig to connect the three pieces together and make sure that they were nice and sturdy and they would not flex at all. By doing this, we also purchased the legs and all the other hardware from loads . We decided on how far in we wanted the legs to go. So then we measured where we would place the leg brackets so that we would be certain to place them evenly all the way around, and then we attached the leg brackets.
Once we have the leg brackets in place. We just then marked in the areas where they're going to be screwed and we just put a little dot there so that if, by any chance, the bracket moved prior to getting it installed, we'd know where it was supposed to be laid, because we already had the Holes there marked and then we just simply attached each leg bracket and moved on to the next one until complete and here's the last leg bracket being installed. And after this we will be installing the sides or I guess you could call it. Maybe the skirting of the Ottoman - these are the 1 by sixes that my husband has already cut to size. We just added a little glue to them and attach them.
He was attempting here to secure it and we found out that his a brace here wasn't quite big enough so and it was ok that his clamp didn't quite fit because we had already planned to also use the keg on that. So it would be pretty secure. So it's being cranked and glued and it will hold up pretty securely. So here we're just installing it and we've already um had the holes put in with the Craig, so he can screw it into the top part, and the glue is also going to help it to stay secure and on a little side note if you're going to Want your legs close to the edge and, if you're, going to use these leg clamps, what I would suggest is, before you put your side pieces on and secure those two put your legs in and be certain that you can actually turn them in the event that You would ever want to remove your legs just to be sure that it's not too close to the sides so with the glue and the Craig you're sure to get a nice tight bite and these pieces aren't going anywhere. So my husband decided that he wanted to go ahead and even though everything is nice and tight and secure, he wanted to add a finish nail here.
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