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Title: Ottoman feet
Post by: gene on June 14, 2019, 12:00:39 am
Any sources for ottoman feet?

I'm finishing a project where I will offer a custom made ottoman to IDs. One price, any size up to 23" x 23" x 23". 2" foam on top and 1" foam on all sides.

They give me their size and either 1 yard or 1 1/2 yards of fabric, (16" x 16" x 16 and up require the extra 1/2 yard), and I plug the size into my spreadsheet that tells me what sizes of wood to cut out, what sizes of foam, what sizes of poly batting, what sizes for the 5 fabric panels that I sew together, and what size of cambric to cut out. The idea is to minimize my time as much as possible.

I have sliders for the feet - plastic or carpet, but I want to also offer approximately 2" high feet that are either bare wood that I would lacquer finish or paint. Or the other idea is to just offer black, white, and maybe cream colored plastic feet.

What I'm selling is a custom size with their fabric. I can't compete against store bought ottomans.

So, any sources for ottoman feet?


Title: Re: Ottoman feet
Post by: kodydog on June 14, 2019, 02:07:33 am
My favorite leg for ottomans is the good old bun foot.

Do not cut yourself short when pricing against store bought ottomans. Even Ashley's cheap and simple ottomans are priced at $200 to $400. Your offering a service to decorator's using their fabric and in their custom size. They cannot get that at Ashley. With the right marketing you can surly make this work.
Title: Re: Ottoman feet
Post by: 65Buick on June 14, 2019, 02:38:42 am
Hey Gene,

I found a company called Van Dyke's Restorers that carries all that stuff. All kinds of different feet & some other things too. Check them out.
Title: Re: Ottoman feet
Post by: SteveA on June 14, 2019, 05:02:51 pm
I think they have been available in Constantinople since the 1400 's -  if you call their 800 number they can send you feet but only in pairs