Suitcases upcycled into floating shelves, 2017

1 suitcase upcycling lili giacobino
1 suitcase upcycling lili giacobino
press to zoom
2 suitcase upcycling lili giacobino
2 suitcase upcycling lili giacobino
press to zoom
3 suitcase upcycling lili giacobino
3 suitcase upcycling lili giacobino
press to zoom
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 0
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 0
press to zoom
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 2
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 2

Define desired depth of each suitcase with tape

press to zoom
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 3
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 3

Cut each suitcase with plunge saw, jigsaw or a very strong Stanley knife

press to zoom
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 4
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 4

Hot glue each opening so it will stay shut once hanged against the wall

press to zoom
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 5
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 5

Set some metal brackets against the wall and cut some 18mm plywood to the size of each suitcase

press to zoom
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 6
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 6

Slide your suitcase on top of the plywood and nail it in place

press to zoom
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 1
suitcase upcycling lili giacobino 1

Before/after

press to zoom