The Floyd leg for portable and pop-up tables


University of Michigan graduates Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell have come up with a brilliant product called The Floyd Leg, a successful Kickstarter project named after Hoff’s father, grandfather and great grandfather who were all steel mill workers. Hoff had wanted to build himself a desk one day, but didn’t have a workshop or the tools to do so.  


Kyle says, “For those living a nomadic lifestyle, it’s a constant process of acquiring and disposing of furniture. Out of these challenges I set out to pursue a solution and came up with a simple mechanism that could support a surface by just clamping to it.”

the-floyd-leg-5Portable table legs allow you to create a pop-up table from any flat slab of material that meets your requirements. This is an ideal solution for small spaces as the table can be dismantled and reassembled, as and when you need it.


the-floyd-shelfFloyd have also designed wall hanging brackets for shelving, using the same principle.


The Floyd Leg has a simple clamping mechanism which means it can be attached to a wide range of flat surfaces including reclaimed wood or an old door. This not only allows for versatility and easy transportation, you can update your table whenever you feel like it, in your own unique way. 

Currently, The Floyd Leg is only available to order in the USA. For readers in the UK and Europe I’d recommend Tiptoe*. They manufacture table legs and wall brackets in France which come in a beautiful palette of modern colours. 

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Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).

3 Replies to “The Floyd leg for portable and pop-up tables

  1. Altough i like the table and i know that in design, several people come up with similar ideas, i’d like to share a piece of furniture design from germany with you (2010).

    I prefer the “original”, that has wooden levers instead of the classic screw.
    Whythefriday is a great designstudio that deserves the attention.

  2. I live in Austria / Vienna. Where can I purchace the floyed leg. Are their retailers in europe / austria.

    lg irmi

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