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Got an old wood plank, used door, or slab of countertop sitting around? Well, then you’re halfway to a truly one-of-a-kind custom table! If you had a set of four clamp-on legs, you could set up (and later break down) an extra work surface in minutes. That’s the idea co-founders Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell dreamed up, which resulted in The Floyd Leg, a new line of reusable table legs that instantly transform flat surfaces into tabletops.
“I was moving frequently between cities and constantly disposing of furniture,” Hoff says, noting that nothing was terribly convenient to pack up and transport. “The legs were born out of these circumstances, and the idea resonated with our friends.” It was an immediate hit with consumers around the world, too. Launched as a Kickstarter project two years ago, The Floyd Leg had a successful initial run in which more than 1,500 sets were supplied and shipped from the Detroit warehouse to 33 countries.
Today, the company that started with simple, sleek clamp legs now sells four different products—including one that lets you craft custom floating shelves from flat scrap materials. The company’s online shop lists two sizes of the original leg, one 16 inches and the other 29.5 inches tall (the height of a standard table). Each set of legs supports up to 75 pounds, making them suitable for light-duty use holding a side table, foyer catchall, plant seat, or coffee table. A heavier-duty Floyd Utility Set meets more substantial needs, holding up to 125 pounds—perfect for a dining table, work desk, or even a Ping-Pong table! Constructed of powder-coated steel, The Floyd Leg is available in classic black and white as well as bold hues that include Vermillion Red, Saffron Yellow, and Pastel Blue, while the Utility Set comes in black or white, with a cross-bracing strap of black, green, or gray. No matter how you customize, all options pack plenty of personality into the sleek modern design.
Purchase The Floyd Leg, starting at $179 for a set of four.