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How to Make a Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed

Give your four-footed friend a custom, one-of-a-kind pet bed by repurposing a vintage suitcase in just a few simple steps.

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Materials Needed:

  • vintage plastic, metal, fiberglass or wooden suitcase
  • 4 furniture legs
  • screwdriver
  • drill
  • tape measure
  • pliers
  • marker
  • lag bolt
  • washer
  • cushion
  • notepad

Loosen Top

Using screwdriver or drill, loosen rivets or screws from hinges which hold the top and bottom suitcase pieces together. TIP: If rivets prove problematic to loosen, try using a flat-head screwdriver tucked underneath the head of the rivet, then try to pop it off.

Remove Top

With rivets or screws loose and/or completely removed, carefully separate the top and bottom suitcase pieces from one another. TIP: Consider keeping the suitcase top to create an additional pet bed.

Measure Suitcase Interior

Use a tape measure to determine the interior dimensions of the suitcase bottom: width, length and height. Jot dimensions down on a notepad.

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