How to design a superb suitcase chair

You do not always need to opt for the ordinary looking furniture. It is up to you to be creative and come up with new and more innovative ideas. It may sound like a difficult task initially, but it is not hard. You can get the most fascinating furniture without spending a fortune. It eventually depends upon your school of thought and how you implement the ideas. Now here is an interesting concept for you. Well you should try the suitcase chair. The tutorial will teach you how to make this chair in no time. It will definitely give a different look to your room so try it.

 Items you will require

It is always a great idea to make a list of the items that you will need to make your suitcase chair. This way your work will go more smoothly. Here is a list of items that you will need for this job. None of the following items cost a lot so you can buy them with ease.

  • An old suitcase
  • Bolts
  • Screws
  • Nails
  • For the chair feet you can get hold of an old table and make use of the table feet
  • Hand saw
  • MDF plate
  • Upholstery fabric
  • Metal corners

Steps that you will have to follow

Now here are the steps to make your DIY suitcase chair.

Step 1 : Make use of your hand saw and remove the legs from the old table.

Step 2: You will definitely want the suitcase to remain open so make sure that you use the metal corners and the bolts for securing the suitcase. These items need to be bolted at your suitcase’s outer angle.

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Step 3: Now it is time to find the right location for the feet of the chair. Thus the measurement is quite an important step. What you should do is try taking a pen and mark that point where you want the feet to be placed. You also need to locate the right location for the drill holes. You can mark small ‘x” for the drill hole location.

Step 4: Next you need to put the MDF plate to use. The prime objective of using the MDF plate is to add to the stability of the chair because the actual screws will be passing through the MDF plate, the feet and the suitcase itself. The holes in the suitcase and the holes in the MDF need to match. Finally the MDF, the legs of the chair and the suitcase need to be screwed well.

Step 5: Now if you are looking for stuffing for your chair then you really do not need to opt in for any expensive items like a new mattress. The stuff at home can prove to be quite useful as well. For example, you can make use of your comforter. You can cover the comforter with the fabric of your choice.

Here is the final look of your suitcase chair.

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The best part is that you can even close this suitcase chair. Have a look at the picture below.

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You want the fabric to remain in place so you will need to make use of some upholstery nails to fix in the fabric in the comforter. Hammer the nails around the suitcase edges and thus your job is done. You can match the fabric with the overall décor of your drawing room. You can even place this suitcase chair in your room and add in some funky fabric to the suitcase chair if you want to add a different touch to your room. This will truly prove to be a nice idea.

This idea will prove to be quite useful because you will be able to put your old suitcase to use. Even if you are reluctant to sit on this suitcase chair then it can be a perfect decoration item because it is truly a very different idea. The quality about this project is that it will take you less time and effort. You will be able to design a perfect suitcase chair even if you lack the technical skill so you need to try out this project and design a perfect suitcase chair.