Wood crates can be found in many home. They are perfect for making of all kinds of furniture. Take a look at these DIY wood crate projects, which are so versatile, functional and decorative for your house and yard.
suitcase halves as shelves! i have not seen them used this way before (usually the suitcases are cut in half horizontally while closed--these are halved by removing the hinges, which keeps the structure intact).