the Fold Down Pro blog, here we plan on discussing new ideas and thoughts on
future projects but also giving insight into our current products.
One of our leading flagship products is our Fold Down Pro Brackets. We identified multiple problems while setting up our own office, workshop and design lab for tables and chairs and constantly moving them around would be wasteful of time. So we came up with the idea of having both tables and chairs be fold-able to reclaim all of the space with a flick of the handle.
We looked into other products that are on the market, they just didn’t fit our needs, either too rickety, not strong and each bracket had to be tripped individually. We thought this was not good enough for the needs of everyone so we went to create our own brackets.
countless drawings, prototypes and testing throughout we finally came to our
We based this off a few simple concepts:
- Must be able to support a great deal of weight.
- Must be stable and not able to move around while in use.
- Must be able to fold down neatly against the wall minimizing space used.
- One person must be able to fold multiple brackets down at once leading to large tables or long benches being folded down with ease.
We have incorporated these aspects into every detail of our brackets, our most proud feature is the linked trip mechanism that allows the user to trip two brackets from a single handle. The good thing about this is that it allows you add multiple brackets to a table and still trip them as if you were tripping one.
We are also delighted to mention that we have sold our FDP Brackets to people all over the world, from DIY enthusiasts, homeowners, woodworkers, boat builders, aeronautical firms and some of the worlds biggest companies.
Find out more information about our brackets here:
Images courtesy of Dave Amendola from Newport Academy in Connecticut.