You may treat your front porch as an outdoor living space although it is covered and properly protected from the weather. If you already have a settee and two chairs for your outdoor space, you can make a durable outdoor ottoman without spending almost no cash. You can make one of your own by following these steps.
The first thing to do to build outdoor ottomans is finding a very durable Styrofoam cooler. Omaha Steaks cooler can be your best choice. Everyone might already have one stored in their garage. When you sit on it, it should hold your weight with something heavyweight. A wooden box or heavy-duty crate might work well.
To make the ottoman more bulky, put something weighty to the inner of the cooler. Old magazines can be good idea. Use foam to cover the cooler for padding. An old egg-carton can work as mattress pad. It makes a wonderful ottoman cushion covering the sides and top, or the top only. Un-pad the bottom part. Use glue gun to stick a piece of scrap wood to the lowermost of your ottoman.
In similar way to a gift, wrap your ottoman with a large piece of heavy-duty decorator cloth or upholstery fabric. Place the fabric on the floor upside-down and put the cooler exactly at the heart of the cloth. Ensure the ottoman is standing straight on the pattern if you use striped or patterned fabric. Tug the textile along the stretched sides of the ottoman. Firm and arrange the textile. Fasten the textile to the wood at the bottom of the outdoor storage ottoman with a staple gun with just a few points. Get the sides neat and firm so take your time working it.
Keep folding and heaving until the textile is tidily set on the both sides of the outdoor ottoman. You can make folds in the corners that look like seam lines. Make it very definitely attached by staple the fabric several times to the ottoman bottom when all sides have been smooth enough. Now a nice textile-colored box is ready. Add feet to your ottoman with something you like. You can buy cheap feet online and match your existing outdoor furniture by spray-painted them. To screw the feet into place, create a hole in every corner of the lowermost of your piece with an electric drill. Any kind of block can be used for the feet of the ottoman.