I am completely in love with this suitcase table I made. I found a great vintage suitcase at a flea market & mid-century modern legs on eBay. Added some hardware and a piece of wood and out came this great table! This piece is fairly easy to make and can be also used for storage!
1/2 thick plywood
I saw this suitcase and had to have it. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it at first, but decided it would be perfect for this project. It has great vintage wear and aging on the outside that add to its charm. The inside looks like it has never been used. It also has the original key which was an added bonus!
Also loved the J.A.L. initials on the suitcase.
I got these mid-century modern table legs off eBay.
For hardware, I purchased four Waddell Angle Top Plates to be screwed in the bottom of the suitcase.
Because the screws would stick out of the inside of the suitcase & I wanted extra support, I measured the inside of the suitcase leaving 1/2 inch around the sides and had a piece of 1/2 thick plywood cut to place inside the suitcase to screw the hardware into.
I stained the plywood a complimentary color to the suitcase.
I measured an inch from the sides and the bottom of the suitcase and screwed the plates into the suitcase and the plywood.
Closeup of plywood inside the suitcase
Plywood inside suitcase and we are done!