What are Ratchet Legs?
Ratchet Legs are portable/ lightweight table legs that instantly transform any existing surface, be it new old or reclaimed, into a table, desk, coffee table or bench. With effortless attachment, Ratchet Legs create practical furniture for all uses, from office desks, to dining sets, to ping pong tables. It’s a fun and creative solution for the home, office or even to take away camping.
Where did the idea come from?
Once upon a time, four designers (that’s us) had to take a van full of products to a trade show, 600 miles away. Four people, one van, a lot of stuff – and not much room for a display stand. We figured that all we needed was a way to make a table out of single pieces of wood, and bingo, everything would fit. Ratchet Legs were born. Tried and tested, we’ve worked hard to develop something that’s both extremely functional and aesthetically beautiful. We think we’ve nailed it.
Ratchet Legs work with any flat surface between 0.4inch - 1.8inch (10mm - 45mm) in thickness.
How does it work?
The good news - there’s no tools. Ratchet Legs' super strong clamp system means you can leave your screws behind. One set of Ratchet Legs constructs a table or bench out of almost any surface, new, old or reclaimed.
Below are some examples of surfaces that you could use to create a table or bench from, but really it is only limited by your imagination.
- Existing Table/Desk Surfaces (solidwood, ikea desk surfaces etc)
- Sheet Materials - MDF, Plywood, Chip-board, OSB, Hard-board, Timber-board
- Reclaimed Doors and Windows
- Reclaimed Signage
- Chopping boards
- Scaffolding planks
- and the list goes on!
Our patent pending clamp system is simple. As the ratchet tightens it applies a force on both sides of the surface pulling the legs towards one another, at the same time pulling our specially-designed L-shaped bracket down onto the surface. This makes a incredible strong and sturdy connection method. The unique shape and construction of the legs enables them to bear up to 200kg of weight. Trust us, you won’t need more than that!
Tall Legs - Ideal for table and desk height
SHORT LEGS - Ideal for coffee table and bench height
How are they made?
Ratchet legs are constructed from 1.5mm sheet steel and folded to give them extra rigidity. A bracket is riveted onto the inside of the legs to act as a sleeve for the L bracket. A slot is punched into both the L bracket and insert bracket which the ratchet strap is fed through. The L bracket is made from 3mm sheet steel. Each leg is made in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom by an expert sheet metal manufacturer under strict quality control. The legs are finished in a high quality powder coating available in black, red or white.
We are a specialist team of designers who have worked together on numerous projects. We collaborate on everything – from the initial idea, to its design, right through to production. All our products are made according to tight schedules, meaning that you can rely on us to deliver what and when we say we will.
Between us, we have fulfilled 6 successful Kickstarter campaigns. Ratchet Leg is our seventh and with your help, we can bring it to life.
Risks and challenges
We’ve done it before. With previous successful Kickstarter campaigns under our belt, we’re experts at managing the process and delivering your rewards.
We make all our products in the UK. This means we work closely with the factory and have control over the manufacturing process. We're confident we can handle any unforeseen issues that may arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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