Picture of DJ Flight Case
This instructable will show you how to make a flight case for DJ'ing or other equipment.
Why spend lots of money on a flight case when you can make one half the price! or even less!

Have fun building!

Step 1: What you will need


2ft x 3ft exterior ply wood (5.5mm)
Black sticky back plastic
Wood cut offs (spruce ply etc.)
Plastic equal corner tube
A piece of plastic (2cm tall X 0.5cm wide)


Wood glue
Fret Saw
Glue gun
sanding paper
1m ruler

chicos1125 years ago
Hi! First sorry my english I am from Portugal. I have a hint to a guy on youtube who made a flight case type your post but a metal flight case around here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXtMa2OnRTM the guy shows you everything step by step, there are eight films And thank you for the topic
iamtoats5 years ago
I built a rack, but I put a mesh back on it, and mounted 1/4 jacks and power jack on the mesh so I could leave the equipment in when I want to switch some things around, and to maintain a flush look. Without real hardware, that thing may not make it through one real gig...
oscarthompson (author)  iamtoats5 years ago
Do you have any pictures of you flight case... I agree it isnt very good but it was a side project as i was waititng for products for an other project. Oscar
lemonie5 years ago

It looks good so far, but where's the "lid"?

oscarthompson (author)  lemonie5 years ago
I chose not to build a lid as it would of complicated the design, the flight case is mainly for holding the equipment
Fair. But a flight-case should be a full-case offering full-protection in transit (which is why I asked).

oscarthompson (author)  lemonie5 years ago
I agree it would give protection, I might modify it. This was built from left over materails and was not a serious project... At the moment I am making a electric outboard motor and built this whislt the new equipment for the motor was in the post... Oscar
rcrowley75 years ago
"Flight case" typically means something that you can check as luggage on a commercial airline and expect it to work at the other end. What is described here would be more properly known as a cabinet. Note that there are many vendors of flight case hardware (corners, latches, hinges, handles, etc.) for people who make their own flight cases. And much of the hardware can be kludged from what you can find at the local hardware store.