1 1/2 years later…
(My three men are at the zoo so here we go.
Thanks for your patience).
From Home Depot I purchased a couple of 2 X 6′s.
They will cut them per your specifications for free.
I think I had mine cut 40 inches each.
Once you assemble them as illustrated below you will have a perfect box square that is approx. 42 X 42 in.
I then had Home Depot cut two pieces of pressed, particle board the same dimensions as my box frame (42 X 42 in.). I only ended up using one.
Attach the pressed board right on top of your box frame with screws.
I knew I wanted to add button tufting so I took a drill and made holes where I planned for the buttons to be.
From my local fabric store (I went to Hancock because I had a 40% off coupon) I purchased some high density foam (I believe it was 4 or 6 inches thick). They cut the foam to my specifications with an electric knife.
Use spray glue in a can to attach the foam to your particle board.
The legs came from Home Depot which I spray painted white. I’ve always felt they are much too whimpy for the size of the ottoman.
It’s been on my to-do list to change them out but time + kids + priorities…blah, blah, blah.
There are a lot of places you can get legs…just Google. Or, here is one great source.
After your foam is is in place, cover the entire thing (foam and frame) with batting. I wouldn’t recommend using any less than 4 layers.
Now you’re ready to uphoslter or slip cover.
I bought white vinyl (faux leather) because I love white and I could wipe it clean.
After breaking a few needles on my sewing machine I realized my Singer was no match for vinyl. I took it my favorite Upholsterer, Chavez and he charged me $100. to upholster it and put in the tufting buttons. When I got it back I could see that $100. was the best money ever spent. He added piping, did a fab job on the covered buttons…I was very pleased.
There you have it.
Happy DIY Ottoman-ing!