Wooden Crate Ottoman

I found a few adorable crates and wanted to make something out of them. I toyed with different ideas and after thinking of some cute ideas for ottomans I went that route. This style of ottoman has the typical cushioned hinged top. I had fun coordinating the colors and would love to hear what you think below in the comment section 🙂



  1. Wooden Crate
  2. Paint
  3. Hinges
  4. Plywood
  5. Batting
  6. Fabric
  7. Staple gun & staples

Wooden Crate 

I cleaned, sanded, and painted my wooden crate.

The Top

I had my brother cut out a rectangle piece of plywood that fit the top of my crate. I sanded and did my best to smooth out the piece of wood. It will be covered by batting and fabric so it was ok it wasn’t perfect. I painted the side that will be down.

I glued the batting on the top. I did several layers to make it extra cushiony. I then stapled the fabric.

*** I realized at this moment I need to watch a few upholstery tutorials! My top is a slight project fail…  ***

I screwed the hinges to the top

The Ottoman

To complete the project I screwed the other half of the hinges to the crate



Instead of painting the crate, I stained it.

I cut a 2 X 6 board into 3 equal 18″ pieces. Then I sanded and stained the pieces to match the stained crate.

Once dry I connected the pieces using the brackets.

Then I attached the connected piece to the crate using hinges


Disclaimer– This is a DIY project and you are responsible for yourself if you decide to try this project. I am not liable for your actions.  Always read labels for safety and proper instructions



written by tiff


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