Double Suitcase Shelf

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About: I enjoy taking a pile of junk and making something unusual out of it. I like wheeled vehicles, and currently own two motorcycles, two electric bikes that I've built, and an electric scooter pushed by a soc...

I received so many nice comments on my instructable "Suitcase Shelves" ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Suitcase-Shelves/ ) that I thought I'd post one that uses both pieces of the suitcase. For this one I cut the suitcase in half and prepared each half similar to my previous instructable.

I mounted these halves above a doorway, so the suitcase appears to be mounted through the wall, providing a shelf on both sides of the room.

This was a fairly simple project, requiring only a suitcase ($4 at a garage sale), sheetrock anchors, some plywood, and a few screws.

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    parisusa

    5 years ago

    Great!!! My uncle has 3 deer heads on his kitchen wall...you don't want to see the living room wall! :)

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    Quakernp

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I like the both sides idea! I'm going to do my living room wall with vintage luggage and was thinking about using a French cleat. Any reason you think this wouldn't work if the inset frame were inset by an 5/8 inch or so?

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    knife141Quakernp

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I see no reason why a French cleat shouldn't work just fine. Good luck with your project!