3. Per mark, drill a hole using the 2mm bit and screw a 3x12mm through the square brackets. The hole will guide the screw through the wood and prevent it from from splintering. The brackets won’t be seen from the outside.
4. Measure and extract the inner shape of the stool.
5. Cut such shape in a 5mm plywood board. Pro tip: if you use a jigsaw, you can use a wooden strip as support to ensure cutting a straight line.
6. Use the leftovers to thicken the area where the screws will be. Glue them with CA and place the screws.
7. Using an old KIVIK couch cover, my mom (thanks mom!!) upholstered separately the cushion (including its base board) and the main body.
8. The edges are tucked in and stapled to the body walls and legs.
9. Screw the hinges to one of the walls and the cushion’s board.
The result is just awesome!
It matches perfectly the couch cover and the living room theme as well as serves as storage for those blankets that come in so handy in the cozy evenings of pjs and Netflix.