About this project
The UX4 Kit is a set of four steel brackets that lets you turn 2x4s into endless variations of quality custom furniture. Choose your height, pick your surface, paint all over it, we want to see what you can do with your UX4 Kit.
All living spaces are not created equal, as many of us know from experience. The UX4 Kit was designed to fit any nook and cranny that needs a surface. Whether you have a tiny studio, a sprawling loft, or your mom’s guest room, The UX4 Kit is the most versatile way to furnish your space.
The UX4 steel brackets have a whopping weight capacity of up to 400 lbs, allowing you to make dining tables and shared workspaces. 2x4s are the most common building materials in the country, used for things like framing an entire house, so yeah, we’re confident your UX4 furniture will last.
Well-designed furniture usually comes with a hefty price tag. We want to bring this innovative kit to the people, not the select few, so our number one priority was keeping the price accessible without sacrificing versatility and style. With endless possibilities and quality you can trust, your UX4 purchase will bring value to your home for years to come.
The UX4 Bracket Kit includes 4 steel, powder coated (or raw steel) brackets, the hardware, and guidelines for assembly. Screw any standard 2x4 into each bracket, choose a good surface, attach your bracketed legs with the screws, and you have yourself a table!
Two different leg kits are available that include 4 pre-cut 2x4s as a Kickstarter exclusive! The 2x4 heights to choose from are standard coffee table height at 17" and standard desk/table height at 29".
Below you'll find a quick guide to a couple common furniture pieces and the needed 2x4 leg lengths to build them. Keep in mind, the recommended leg lengths add a couple of inches to accommodate angled 2x4 legs.
Any contribution you can make is greatly appreciated! With your support, we can bring this design to the people as a SWENYO product, while keeping costs low. Whether you want a simple or complex project, The UX4 Kit lets you create your own customized piece of modern furniture at an affordable price.
SWENYO is a new online home goods brand and retailer located in sunny Encinitas, CA. Dedicated to inspiring creative living in personal spaces, our small team of 9 has been working towards bringing you premium products that embrace style and function for today's consumer.
We've recently implemented a Design Partnership program that works with talented designers like Ben Uyeda to constantly bring our customers innovative products while supporting the design community.
The UX4 Kickstarter is our first, but we hope to bring products like the UX4 to the Kickstarter community 4 or 5 times a year with your support.
When we first spoke with Ben about SWENYO and our philosophy, it was immediately apparent that we were on the same page. Why does modern furniture have to either be expensive or low-quality? The answer is, it doesn't. Ben already had the idea for the UX4, but teaming up to bring this product to the lovely people of Kickstarter made it a reality.
We want to give a big thanks to all of our supporters and backers who stand behind good design, quality products, and cool people doing cool things :) Stay tuned for campaign updates with extra tips, design ideas, and our progress!
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UX4 Photography by Kim Marcelo
Special thanks to Ben Uyeda!
Risks and challenges
SWENYO has already been working with a high quality manufacturer and there could be changes in commodity prices but we're very confident we can deliver the UX4. We've already built 3-4 versions of prototypes, tested development, and are ready for the production run.
SWENYO has been designing and manufacturing home goods products for two years so your money is in good hands!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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