This DIY pallet entry bench is famous due creative manufacturing for 2 in 1 purposes. You can also use it as DIY pallet coat rack for handbags, hats and other instant needs. (via Pallet Entryway Bench - Storage Bench 101 Pallets)
DIY Vintage Milk Crate Turned into Unique Ottoman Tutorial -- could use the plain wooden crates found at a craft store, plus thick or heavyweight fabric, foam, plywood. Could also add hinges to make the top open for storage inside!