I recently restored an antique rocking chair with the hopes of using it in my living room. It was a greatly satisfying project that I am very happy with. Soon after finishing the chair and testing it out, I decided that to really enjoy sitting in this chair I would need an ottoman. Its just necessary, in my opinion, to have my feet up while I rock. Hmmmm.... Rock.... The idea light went on in my head.
As you might be aware of, if you've seen my last couple of instructables, I've been pulling things out of my basement to repair and restore them. Having been in the basement so often recently, I remembered that I have this massive old sub-woofer down there from my years as a DJ, a 15" sub-woofer. It occurred to me that I could kill two birds with one stone. If I incorporate this woofer into my ottoman, I'd be getting rid of the cheap laminated box in my basement and upgrading my sound system for a better music and movie experience.
Feel the ground rumble under your feet.
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
- table saw or circular saw
- jig saw
- drill and assorted bits
- tape measure
- large clamps
- hobby stapler and staples
- oil brush
- 7 feet of oak, 1"x8"
- 24"x48" pre-made pine plank (found at Home Depot)
- wood glue
- 1 1/2" wood screws
- stain color of your choice
- pre-made wooden couch feet, large dowel, or 2"x2"x48" deck railing support (just something to make feet for it)
- cloth 30"x30", what ever patern you like
- pillow stuffing
- 12" or 15" sub-woofer
- low pass crossover (Radio Shack)
- speaker wire connection plate (or whatever they're called)
- speaker wire
- finish nails
- color wood putty
Here's a list of things you will need if you decide to build one of these.