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Suitcase Chair


ok so i want to build a suitcase chair. I found an old suitcase on the side of the road and want to make it for my gf as a present. I wanna make it like the ones in the link below. Any tips would be very helpful or could someone point me in the direction of some plans or a guide on how to make it.

If anyone is down to help kinda guide me through this ill post sum pictures later today.

http://curbly.com/diy-maven/posts/8379-vintage-suitcase-chairs

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Not sure if you are still into this, but I did find this website that gives more detail in making the legs and supporting the back (which was what I was wondering too).

Hope this helps: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/suitcase-chair
Wow, nice find! Even if the original author isn't still looking, I'm sure this will come in handy for someone else.
zascecs6 years ago
I'm guessing that you could fill the inside of the suitcase with stuffing and put some material over it just like in the picture.
dunno, it looks slightly more complex than that. there are no pictures of the backs of these things, but there has to be something on the back that's bracing the "lid" of the suitcase in an upright position to make it a back support. otherwise the backs would just flop all the way open (i'm not seeing any chains or anything holding them from the front).

also, those actually look like they might be "sprung" instead of just stuffed (actual seat springs and maybe back springs too), which makes it that much more complicated

one way or another, those are nifty little doodads, and i may have to go to the antique store sometime soon.
You're probably right, I don't really know much about these kinds of things...