My original plan was to keep the original table attached but just cut them down and use them as the ottoman. However, they were too skinny and didn’t look right when I finished the ottoman..Like Abbie on Instructables, I wanted a band along the aof my coffee table too. To do this, cut lengths of fabric about inches longer than length of the side of your coffee table, and about inches wider. Fold over the top inch along the length of the fabric and staple it underneath the tabletop, where you stapled the fabric from the top. Then staple it underneath and at the corners of the coffee table..Most home improvement stores will make a few cuts in the store for free, so take advantage of that, if available. If cutting at home, use a table saw to cut the plywood to size, inches. Or, raise the plywood off of the ground with a few two by si., clamp a straightedge in place and cut a straight line with a circular saw..Only, mine is made from a curbside coffee table base. She made hers from scratch so if you haven’t seen it, be sure to stop over and take a look. It is amazing! Anyways, this coffee table base was in my ba.t the first time I saw her ottoman she built. I knew as soon as I saw it, I was going to use that base for this ottoman. Except, I like the lighter colors of her inspiration..