An old suitcase fashioned into a coffee table not only serves as an element of intrigue but provides storage for books, blankets and other great room accessories. “I think suitcases are so iconic,” says design coordinator Laurie March. “They tell you that you are going somewhere; that you’ve landed.”
Back when air travel was less common, suitcases and trunks were built to last. In the steamer days, it was not on common for them to slosh around the hull in water.
Thankfully because of the pride and quality in construction many of these old suitcases still exist. With minimal work, you can easily turn one of these into a vintage coffee table that will last for years to come.
Attach the legs to the bottom corners using 3/4” coarse thread screws. Since hair pin legs angle out, I set these back in from the perimeter slightly.
Not only does this upcycled coffee table have a vintage flair that will stand the test of time but it also provides functional storage inside.