Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DIY Tutorial: Building a suitcase chair

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  • From an old suitcase is a beautiful vintage chair can build. From an old suitcase is a beautiful vintage chair can build. Source: Dremel

  • Finish the vintage suitcase chair.
  • Finish the vintage suitcase chair.
  • Finish the vintage suitcase chair.
  • Finish the vintage suitcase chair.
  • Finish the vintage suitcase chair.
  • Finish the vintage suitcase chair.
  • Finish the vintage suitcase chair.
  • Finish the vintage suitcase chair.
 The old suitcases gathering dust in the corner, to travel to use a long time ago another. We show you how to build a comfortable lounge chair it.

The old suitcase, which has seen many countries, gathering dust in the attic? With a little skill can be from a cozy lounge chair build. Then you can it on rainy autumn days make it convenient and dreamed a good book to distant countries.

With some tools and materials is the good, old suitcases in no time turned into an original piece of furniture with a vintage look. We show you how to do it.

Materials:

old suitcase

Pin

Compact circular saw or jigsaw

Drill (cordless drill) or multi-function tool

Stapler or hammer and nails

Screwdriver or cordless screwdriver

Material

2 pine boards in Koffermaß (18 mm thick)

2 pine boards (10 cm x 40 cm x 18 mm)

2 to 3 pieces of foam in Koffermaß (5 cm thick) (depending on how thick the case is)

Spray

12 wood screws (about 4 x 45 mm)

Acrylic paint and brushes

4 chair legs (4 x 45 mm)

Upholstery buttons

And so it goes:

First, to measure the breadth and depth of the case. With these dimensions, you can be at the hardware store two 18 mm thick pine wood panels sawing. After that you should draw the inner contour of the case on the wooden boards. Connecting with a circular saw or a jigsaw saw out the outline. Now it is tested whether the panels easily fit in the trunk, if not correct, again with the saw.

Does the size of the plates are sprayed with spray adhesive and foam plates layered over it. One should make sure that they go beyond the depth of the case, so you can comfortably sit on. Then, place a cloth over the foam board, stretch a little and fixed to the ground with the staple gun or nails.

To attach the pad buttons on the seat and backrest, with a distance of 20 cm turning two screws with the matching washer through the center of the fabric and the foam and attach the buttons.

Pine wood panels are used for the chair legs now to the two narrow pre-drilled at both ends at the points holes where behind the chair legs are to be secured. The chair legs can be painted with acrylic paint and thus adapted to the design of the case.

The prepared boards are placed in the case and fixed to the chair legs with a bolt from above through the case. Then, the padded plates are placed in the trunk. So they do not slip, they are secured with a screw through boot and plate.

Finish is stylish, homemade vintage suitcase chair.