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An easy, but kind of time consuming, super cheap storage ottoman and seat.  I saw a plan for a cardboard box cube in a vintage DIY furniture book that supposedly can hold up to 400 pounds.  I used this plan to make this storage cube.

Step 1:

Materials needed:

cardboard boxes
cutting implements
glue
packing or duct tape

optional:
batting
fabric
paint
I have always preferred ottomans as a foot stool as compared to other regular ones you can easily find in stores. I feel that it is better to have a dual-usage furniture piece as compared to just something that holds your feet. Now that I have this easy but highly useful instructable in my hands, I might just clear space in my store room where there are a few stacks of abandoned cardboard pieces.
Good Idea.
Have you actually tried sitting on it? Or holding storage in it? Because cardboard doesn't seem too promising.
Beautiful! Looks very nice for cardboard - definitely going to try this!!
Amazing! i wanted to do something similar to this thnxs great tutorial!
Do you remember the title of the vintage book? Thank you
I found it!! It's "Nomadic Furniture" by James Hennessy and Victor Papanek. It's super groovy and even has a plan to make a cardboard car seat for a child...yikes!!

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