Storage Space in a Solsta Pallbo Footstool

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Make the most of some old Ikea footstool and gain a little storage space

Step 1: Materials

You'll need:

-Your old Ikea footstool
-Some wood scraps (I had a wood panel 1 cm thick)
-White glue
-Staple gun
-Fabric of your choice
-Wheels
-Nails or screws

Step 2:

Undress your foostools and cut the tiny legs. Keep the legs, you will need them later.

Step 3:

Turn them and you've got two boxes

Step 4:

Cut a piece of wood panel to use as a lid. Fix with screws the tiny legs you save from step 2. This will prevent the lid from falling from the box.

Step 5:

Now upholster the box with a fabric of your choice. The corners can be a little tricky.

Step 6:

Then glue the foam sit to the lid you made before.

Step 7:

Now it's time to upholster the seat

Step 8:

Add some wheels to the bottom. These are Ikea's Slugger.

Step 9:

Check everything is correct...

Step 10:

And now you've got two mobile footstools that can be used for storing whatever you want to.

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    UdyRegan

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Great storage idea! I don't care much for the bright textile, but that's easy enough to rectify! Going to get started on this project over the weekend for sure!

    That's a great idea and a perfect way to get some of my wife's materials to be put to good use haha! After all that's done, I can probably even use the footstools as storage for all the remaining materials too.. Hmmm…

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    jsoroko

    10 years ago on Step 9

    At the risk of violating the "be nice" policy, this may be another example of people taking credit for the work of their "assistants." The suggestion is that Ruby was involved only in the quality control process. I suspect that Ruby, if asked, might say she was more than just "an assistant." On the other hand, cats always insist on "executive producer" credit on films, so maybe I'm scratching the wrong post.

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    yoli_sanjsoroko

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Ruby is my master. I'm under her command :P In fact, I do work for two cats, but Xina was busy having a nap in that precise moment, so Ruby had to manage all the operation

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    capricorn

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I have one of those in my Living room :) I'll definitely do that . Great idea :)

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    gmjhowe

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Great job! my mum is looking for a footstool, and this might just be the idea! (she wanted an ottoman) Great final product! One problem though, it looks like Ruby is the one doing all the hard work.. :P