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Xander WiersmaBy Xander Wiersma
First created
Xander WiersmaBy Xander Wiersma
First created
€3,050
pledged of 40 000 €pledged of 40 000 € goal
19
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 20 2018 11:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hinges
3 mm galvanised steel

Seat
Planed hardwood from sustainable source

The Klap-bank Easy package contents:

2x Hardwood planks of 68 x 28 x 1365 mm
2x Hardwood planks of 90 x 28 x 1365 mm
2x Galvanised Hinges
8x M6 galvanised steel lockbolts
8x M6 galvanised steel nuts
8x M6 galvanised steel washers
6x M8 galvanised steel anchorbolts
6x M8 galvanised steel nuts
6x M8 galvanised steel washers
1x Clear manual and Drill hole mold 

The Klap-bank Cosy package contents:

Same as the Klap-bank Easy package but with:

  • 1x Hardwood 90 x 28 x 1365 mm 
  • 1x Hardwood 68 x 28 x 1365 mm 
  • 2x galvanized backrest spacers 
  • 4x M6 galvanized steel bolts 
  • 2x screws

From the Swiss mountains

We moved all the chairs to the front of the house. It was the first warm day in spring and the evening sun still shone bright. After an evening of laughter, food and drinks we had to drag all the chairs back in again. This hassle made me long for a bench in front of the house. But as I looked around no bench satisfied: benches get wet, dirty, take space or decay. I almost gave up my search for the ideal bench.

The next spring we stayed with friends on a mountain in Switzerland. In the morning we had breakfast with a spectaculair view. Before we could sit down, we had to unfold the bench. Although the weather, the bench was dry and clean. So there it was, the ideal bench!

To the urban evening sun

The Swiss bench was easy to fold and unfold, but it still had fixed legs where the seat would rest on. Perfect for mountains, but it would stand in the way in front of my house. So I searched for special hinges that would rest on themselves. Unfortunately no web or local shop seem to have hinges that could hold the weight or bend the way it should. So I decided to design my own solid, weatherproof and easy foldable hinges.

Why Kickstarter?

We enjoyed many urban sunsets on the brand-new bench. And every time we sat there, people would ask where they could buy it. This finally let me think of producing the foldable wall mounted benches, so others could enjoy it too! So now it’s on the best place to start: Kickstarter.

    
 
  

Risks and challenges

The very first Klap-bank was created 2 years ago. So we tested it a lot and know how much weight and weather it can handle (a lot ;-)). To make the hinges suitable for production, we did some adjustments. First of all, the very first prototype is completely welded. The hinges we designed for production will be folded and has only one weld joint. It it is easier to make and therefor more suitable for larger production.
We already have a good production prototype hinge made of 2 mm thick steel. Which looks great and can handle the weight perfectly. But to be sure it can handle very, very heavy duty like the original hinge, we are prototyping a 3 mm version. We are continuing prototyping during the Kickstarter-campagne to make it perfect.

The production of the hinges will be done by a company which has years and tons of experience and can handle this sort of amounts perfectly. The processing of the wood (saw and drill) and packaging will be done in our own management. So there should be little risk in the production itself.

We know how we want to bundle the package but did not designed the packaging yet. As soon as we reach the goal this will be the first thing to do. As well as the manual which is also not designed.

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    Klap-bank custom Easy

    NO HOLES in the seat planks! Cut your planks in any size up to 1365 mm for your own size Klap-bank.

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    Klap-bank custom Cosy

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Funding period

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