Handmade Ottoman Using A Wire Spool Cable

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There are thousands upon thousands of fun art projects that you can take on and enhance the look in your home or in the kitchen and even on your person. DIY Ideas come in handy most of the times and craft projects can help you come up with interesting ideas. Crafts ideas such as handmade Ottoman do not have be too expensive or too tedious to make, useful ideas can come in handy to help you create products that you can keep for yourself or even generate an income from! Today, we take up the practik ideas of making handmade Ottoman Using Wire Spools Cable…


  • 20 inch diameter empty wire spool (electric)
  • 8 piece of wood cut in the following inches 1x2x6
  • 32 piece of one and three quarter inch screws
  • wood glue
  • foam piece that is around 6 inches thick and a foam piece that is half inch larger all-round the wood
  • adhesive spray
  • scrap fabric or a bendable cardboard piece
  • One and a half cotton yard/ Dacron Batting
  • One and a half yards of 54 inches wide fabric
  • Three quarter inches scrap fabric yard (purposely for covering the finished ottoman’s bottom)
  • Straight pins and Thread
  • Staples
  • Four screws on leg plates
  • Four great ottoman legs



  • Drill
  • An electric knife
  • Big Marker
  • 3/32 inch drill bit
  • 3/8 inch drill bit
  • Electric stapler
  • A pair of scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pliers either in needle nose form or crescent form
  • Flathead screwdriver

 Creating the Frame:

  • Take the spool apart. Create a pattern by tracing a circle on a big piece of paper. Allow the trace to go half an inch bigger around the paper (for seam allowance). The pattern comes in handy when it comes to the point of cutting out the foam, batting, fabric, it will also be used as a dustcover for the bottom.
  • You can glue as well as screw 8 posts evenly all around the exterior edge of a single wooden circle. You should also add another wood piece on top of the posts and join them together. Ensure that the wood circles remain aligned.
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