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Mission Ottoman

  • May 4, 2018

kenboyer
kenboyer
kenboyer
kenboyer

This is a straight forward build using mortise and tendon joints. It is made from 3/4" thick oak boards from home depot. legs are 1.5" square by gluing up two boards together. mortises are made for the rails with the front and back being through mortises. The side stiles are 3/4" square and use 3/8" oak dowels to connect to the rails. It is finished with danish oil and a no sew cushion was made by using 3" thick foam pad adding stuffing and covering with cloth or leather stapled on the underside.

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      • 3/4" OAK
      • 1/2" PLYWOOD

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  • Nice ottoman!
    By Mandodad, on May 7, 2018
    • Thanks! Just wait until the buffet I'm working on is done. 
      By kenboyer, on May 7, 2018

  • This looks nice! Your instructions make it sound so easy! Did you come up with this design on your own?
    By RYOBI NATION, on May 8, 2018
    • It is based off of a few different designs I've seen over the net, but mission furniture is basically the same construction methods. I just made the design to appeal to my tastes and the  dimensions for a comfortable height to prop my feet up on after a long day of working then woodworking. 

      And it truly is an easy build. I only needed to use my ryobi bts10 table saw drill press and hand drill to do most of the work. Then used  chisels and files to fine tune the  mortise and tenon joints. Glue up is simple and oak dowels are drill through the through tenons for extra support. 
      By kenboyer, on May 8, 2018

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Mission Ottoman

by kenboyer
May 04, 2018

This is a straight forward build using mortise and tendon joints. It is made from 3/4" thick oak boards from home depot. legs are 1.5" square by gluing up two boards together. mortises are made for the rails with the front and back being through mortises. The side stiles are 3/4" square and use 3/8" oak dowels to connect to the rails. It is finished with danish oil and a no sew cushion was made by using 3" thick foam pad adding stuffing and covering with cloth or leather stapled on the underside.