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DIY: SUITCASE BAR

Hey Guys! Here is my latest DIY project. The "suitcase bar" is one of the most creative and innovative projects I've done thus far. Please let me know what you guys think down below.



The first thing I needed to do was a really good cleanout. I knew from the start that I wouldn't keep that gross lining on the inside.

I used a screwdriver and a butter knife to pull all the fabric off the sides. I

Goo Goon is the best product on the market, and it still didn't remove all the stuck-on adhesive.

Supplies:

10ft 1x2 wood that I cut in half

6ft 1x6 piece of wood cut to size

6ft 1x4 piece of wood cut to size

4- 5in table legs

Paintbrush

Wood Stain

Fabric

4 pack of L-brackets

Assorted pack of wood screws

Angle brace for legs

Glass Organizer storage hangers

2 yards of fabric

Hardback suitcase



Staining the 1x2 pieces of wood is optional.

Support:

When I started this project I decide everything will need to be supported. I didn't want to screw anything directly into the suitcase without having a piece of wood supporting the other side. The wood gives everything a stronger and tighter hold.


This is one example of support I have on the back of the suitcase. The glass hangers will be screwed from the inside into this piece of wood. I think without this wood the walls of the suitcase wouldn't be strong enough to hold all of the weight.


I used spray adhesive to adhere my fabric to the suitcase.


Adding my bottom support shelf, and using my screws to adhere to the wood. Note: The screws are going down into the supports I put in earlier for the legs.




I hope you guys liked the project! Let me know down below if you decide to make one for yourself.


Thanks

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