A Leg Up: Unique Floyd Leg Made in DetroitBy Jordan Skole on February 6th, 2014 /
This past weekend I had the privilege of sitting down with Kyle Hoff, one of two co-founders of the Floyd Leg, a manufacturing project based in Detroit. The Floyd Leg is in the final days of being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The project surpassed it’s funding goal of $18,000 within a few days, and at the time of this writing has exceeded $210,000 (See the Kickstarter).
What is the Floyd Leg?
The Floyd Leg is a tool that gives you the framework to create a table from any flat surface. The legs have a clamp function that attaches and supports your material, which could be anything from a reclaimed door, to an old window, to a slab of marble (if you’ve got it). We’re enabling people to take creative ownership of their furniture without needing a woodshop or special building expertise.
What was your inspiration for the Floyd Leg?
A couple of years ago, when I was living in Chicago, I moved several times and was living a nomadic lifestyle. I found myself stuck in a repetitive cycle of purchasing low-quality furniture, and then having to dispose of it, or deal with Craigslist. I didn’t have access to a woodshop at the time, but I wanted a way that I could create a table that would be easy to put together. It was something that I did for myself, but people really liked it, so I thought maybe I should run with the idea.
Read the full story on the Remake Detroit blog.