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Snap, by designers Be-elastic, is currently on Kickstarter
Snap, by designers Be-elastic, is currently on Kickstarter
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Snap is primarily made from steel that's painted with epoxy paint
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Snap is primarily made from steel that's painted with epoxy paint
The designers mention Snap being used to create a bedside table, shelving, and a computer desk
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The designers mention Snap being used to create a bedside table, shelving, and a computer desk
To get started, you simply slot Snap over the surface you'd like to turn into a table, and secure it in place with the cable inside
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To get started, you simply slot Snap over the surface you'd like to turn into a table, and secure it in place with the cable inside
For those averse to using tools, Snap could be a handy way of making furniture out of every day objects
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For those averse to using tools, Snap could be a handy way of making furniture out of every day objects
With Snap, a dartboard becomes a small table
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With Snap, a dartboard becomes a small table
When used together, four units can bear a weight of up to 98 kg (154 lb)
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When used together, four units can bear a weight of up to 98 kg (154 lb)
Snap comes in two sizes: 35 cm (14 in), which is recommended for coffee tables, and the slightly taller 45 cm (17 in)
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Snap comes in two sizes: 35 cm (14 in), which is recommended for coffee tables, and the slightly taller 45 cm (17 in)
The surface is padded so shouldn't scratch your table top
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The surface is padded so shouldn't scratch your table top
Snap, by designers Be-elastic, is currently on Kickstarter
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Snap, by designers Be-elastic, is currently on Kickstarter
Assuming all goes well with the Kickstarter, delivery is estimated at October 2015
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Assuming all goes well with the Kickstarter, delivery is estimated at October 2015
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Here's a very simple but possibly handy gizmo for those who'd like to create custom furniture without the need of any tools. Be-elastic's Snap metal furniture legs slot onto a flat surface to turn it into a table.

Snap is made primarily from steel covered in epoxy paint, and comes in two sizes: 35 cm (14 in), which is recommended for coffee tables, and the slightly taller 45 cm (17 in). The creators show Snap being used to turn a bicycle wheel, door, and dartboard into tables, and it can also be used to create shelving and a computer desk.

To get started, you simply slot four Snap legs over the surface you'd like to turn into a table, securing each one in place with an integrated cable. Snap's surface is padded, so shouldn't scratch your table top, and when used together, four units can bear a weight of up to 98 kg (154 lb). Snap comes in four colors for the steel legs, and another four colors for the cable.

To get started, you simply slot Snap over the surface you'd like to turn into a table, and secure it in place with the cable inside
To get started, you simply slot Snap over the surface you'd like to turn into a table, and secure it in place with the cable inside

Snap is currently on Kickstarter, and as of writing, a set of two is available for a pledge of US$60. If all goes to plan, delivery is estimated for October 2015. You'll have to be quick though, as there's only a couple of days left for the campaign to run.

The video below sheds more light on Snap.

Sources: Be-elastic, Kickstarter

SNAP : Design Your Own Furniture

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1 comment
Nik
I dont like the metalwork on the work surfaces. They are ugly, and I have visions of absent mindedly setting a glass or cup on one, and it then tips over. This could be solved with slots in the edges of the work surfaces, so the metal work is concealed and doesn't interfere with the ergonomics.