Hey folks! A lot of custom work went into this project. I hope you enjoy it.
This military suitcase was used in WWII and then helped send a daughter off to college and back. I created the custom "First Aid" graphics on the top and painted them. After a little distressing I sanded down and painted the New Companion sewing machine iron base. I gave it several coats of fire engine red and then hand painted the New Companion letters on each side. I then cut a piece of plywood for the bottom of the suitcase, mounted the suitcase to the base and then installed custom distressed and painted yardsticks on the floor of the suitcase. And lastly, I installed chains on both sides to hold the suitcase lid open at the right angle when used for storage.
Here are the measurements...
Height: 36.5"; Width (side to side): 25" (four feet); Depth: 15".