The Floyd Legs are an upcycler’s dream. They turn any piece of wood into a table or shelf. Crowdfunded on Kickstarter, it’s a rethink of the table leg by combining it with a clamp, clean clean, minimal functional.

The Floyd Leg – turn any piece of wood into a table

A great idea that’s simple, useful and adaptive

The Floyd leg was crowdfunded through Kickstarter (see footnote). Kyle and Alex had a goal to raise $18,000 and they raised $256,273.

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The Floyd Leg

The Floyd leg is a tool that gives you the framework to take ownership of your furniture. It rethinks the table leg by combining it with an age old device – the clamp – with a clean, minimal design allowing you to take any flat surface and create a table. We see the legs as a tool for people to be inventive with their furniture so that it’s reflective of their lives – without needing the skills and expertise to build from scratch

Upcycling made quick, easy and enjoyable.

The Floyd leg was developed as a result of Kyle’s personal experience. He found himself moving to different cities with work and school, and in each new place needing to buy and ultimately discard furniture. He really needed a work desk that was easy to pack up and move around and was great to look at too.

A piece of wood and Floyd legs create a coffee table

A piece of wood and Floyd legs create a coffee table

“It occurred to me that if I built a set of legs with a minimal and functional design, any surface material could be changed out; simply pack up the legs and then find a flat work surface in the next city. It wouldn’t require any building knowledge and only a few minutes to set up.” Kyle

Searching out material for the table surface could then be an interesting and low-cost endeavour. In addition because no alterations needed to be made to the surfaces, which could be reused again and again, it was a truly sustainable solution – so the legs were born.

Creators Kyle and Alex met while fitting out a workspace in an old disused car garage in the North Corktown neighbourhood of Detroit. They wanted to use a minimum of new materials, choosing instead to re-purpose existing pieces (upcycling). After the completion of the workspace, Alex joined Kyle in the launching of the Floyd legs.

Check out how the Floyd leg works

* About Kickstarter?

It’s a new way to fund creative projects – everything from films, games and music to art, design and technology and it’s a great way to find out what’s happening in the leading edge of sustainable. Backers are supporting projects to help them come to life, not to profit financially. Instead, project creators offer rewards to thank backers for their support. Backers of an effort to make a book or film, for example, often get a copy of the finished work. A bigger pledge to a film project might get you into the premiere — or a private screening for you and your friends. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of interested individuals. Since its launch in 2009, 5.5 million people have pledged $956 million, funding 55,000 creative projects.

Cecille Weldon

Cecille Weldon

Head of Liveability Real Estate and with a long career in business development and innovation. Cecille is passionate about creatively collaborating to achieve a better world.

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