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The UX4 Kit lets you turn standard 2x4s into custom furniture with endless variations. What will U make?
The UX4 Kit lets you turn standard 2x4s into custom furniture with endless variations. What will U make?
The UX4 Kit lets you turn standard 2x4s into custom furniture with endless variations. What will U make?
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Available UX4 Colors, Left to Right: White, Black, Raw Steel, Orange, Blue, Copper
Available UX4 Colors, Left to Right: White, Black, Raw Steel, Orange, Blue, Copper

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.

A UX4 Desk with a SWENYO Skurniture Bench
A UX4 Desk with a SWENYO Skurniture Bench
                                                 

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. 

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The SWENYO Team: (Left to Right) Patrick, Austin, Hannah, Jeff, Ricardo, Mandy, Andrew. Not Pictured: CEO Howard, CFO Randy
The SWENYO Team: (Left to Right) Patrick, Austin, Hannah, Jeff, Ricardo, Mandy, Andrew. Not Pictured: CEO Howard, CFO Randy

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! 

The SWENYO UX4: DIY Furniture Kit
The SWENYO UX4: DIY Furniture Kit

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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!

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    SIGNED COPY OF BEN'S BOOK:
    HomeMade Modern: Smart DIY Designs for a Stylish Home
    Retail Price: $24

    Any support is greatly appreciated! Get a signed copy of Ben Uyeda's first book, which is full of tips and strategies and 30 of his best DIY projects!

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    EARLY BIRD #1:
    The UX4 Bracket Kit
    Retail Price: $75

    Snag a set of UX4 brackets at the lowest price before they're gone!

    Includes 4 steel UX4 brackets, hardware, and Instructions/Guidelines.

    Available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

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    EARLY BIRD #2:
    The UX4 Bracket Kit
    Retail Price: $75

    Snag a set of UX4 brackets at the second lowest price before they're gone!

    Includes 4 steel UX4 brackets, hardware, and Instructions/Guidelines.

    Available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

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    THE KICKSTARTER STEAL:
    The UX4 Bracket Kit
    Retail Price: $75

    Our Kickstarter gift to you is $10 off the retail price of $75!

    Includes 4 steel UX4 brackets, hardware, and Instructions/Guidelines.

    Available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

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    The UX4 Leg Kit:
    UX4 Brackets + 17" Coffee Table Legs

    Don't want to grab your own 2x4s? This Leg Package is exclusive to Kickstarter!

    Includes 4 pre-cut 2x4s at 17" for coffee tables etc., 4 steel UX4 brackets, and Instructions/Guidelines.

    Brackets available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

    ***Tabletop not included!

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    The UX4 Leg Kit:
    UX4 Brackets + 29" Desk/Table Legs

    Don't want to grab your own 2x4s? This Leg Package is exclusive to Kickstarter!

    Includes 4 pre-cut 2x4s at 29" for desks etc., 4 steel UX4 brackets, and Instructions/Guidelines.

    Brackets available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

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    EARLY BIRD BUNDLE KIT
    2 UX4 Bracket Kits
    Retail Value: $150

    You asked, we answered! This reward comes with TWO UX4 Bracket Kits for those of you who want to build multiple UX4 pieces!

    Includes 8 steel UX4 brackets, hardware, and Instructions/Guidelines.

    Available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

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    EARLY BIRD BUNDLE KIT
    3 UX4 Bracket Kits
    Retail Value: $225

    You asked, we answered! This reward comes with TWO UX4 Bracket Kits for those of you who want to build multiple UX4 pieces!

    Includes 12 steel UX4 brackets, hardware, and Instructions/Guidelines.

    Available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

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    THE UX4 DELUXE PACKAGE:
    UX4 Brackets + 17" Coffee Table Legs + SWENYO Skurniture Bench

    This Deluxe Package is our gift to you! Your support means the world to us so along with a complete UX4 Coffee Table Leg Package, you'll receive one of SWENYO's most popular products, The Skurniture Bench.

    Includes 4 steel UX4 brackets, 4 pre-cut 2x4s at 17", hardware, Instructions/Guidelines, and a SWENYO Skurniture Bench in natural with black powder coated steel hairpin legs.

    Brackets available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

    (Note: Skurniture will ship separately from UX4 package)

    ***Tabletop not included!

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    Pledge $179 or more About $179

    THE UX4 DELUXE PACKAGE:
    UX4 Brackets + 29" Desk/Table Legs + SWENYO Skurniture Bench

    This Deluxe Package is our gift to you! Your support means the world to us so along with a complete UX4 Desk/Table Leg Package, you'll receive one of SWENYO's most popular products, The Skurniture Bench.

    Includes 4 steel UX4 brackets, 4 pre-cut 2x4s at 29", hardware, Instructions/Guidelines, and a SWENYO Skurniture Bench in natural with black powder coated steel hairpin legs.

    Brackets available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

    (Note: Skurniture will ship separately from UX4 package)

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    EARLY BIRD BUNDLE KIT
    5 UX4 Bracket Kits
    Retail Value: $375

    You asked, we answered! This reward comes with FIVE UX4 Bracket Kits for those of you who want to build multiple UX4 pieces!

    Includes 20 steel UX4 brackets, hardware, and Instructions/Guidelines.

    Available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

    Estimated delivery: Sep 2016
    Only ships to: Canada, United States

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    STUDIO VISIT!
    Spend a day with Ben at his downtown Boston workshop where you can discuss ideas, work on designs, and even receive 1 on 1 instruction and guidance from Ben on building a piece of furniture. Ben has never offered up access like this anywhere else.

    Each backer will receive their own set of UX4 brackets. Lunch and dinner is included. Travel to Boston and accommodations are not included.

    This reward is subject to scheduling and if a suitable date cannot be agreed upon the money will be refunded.

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    The UX4 WORKSPACE KIT
    10 UX4 Bracket Kits
    Retail Value: $750

    Looking to furnish your workspace or build a whole lot of UX4 pieces? This kit allows you to make up to 10 desks or tables, or even larger shared tables with multiple bracket sets for coworking, crafting, drafting, and more!

    Includes 40 steel UX4 brackets, hardware, and Instructions/Guidelines.

    Brackets available in raw steel or powder coated in white, black, blue, orange, or copper.

    ***Tabletops not included!

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