Vintage DIY furniture has a certain appeal that we can't fully explain. While we love the concept of breathing new life into old materials by turning them into something useful, the issue that most of us face (and it's a big one) is that we don't actually know how to make anything, let alone a weight-bearing object that sees daily use.
Feel like you're in the same boat? German designer Jakob Schenk—a.k.a. Linie58—has got our fix: similar in overall concept (but differing in means) to Areaware's Wall Clamps, the Tick table leg clips turn any large flat board into a four-legged table in literally seconds—no screws, nails or bolts required. The secret behind Tick's grip is the spring-like tension in the neutral position: loosen it by pushing both legs towards one another (see for yourself here), slip it over the board, then release to have Tick clamp down hard.
All that's needed now is to find a fitting slab to turn into a table. An excerpt from their site demonstrates their propensity for creativity in the making of your own Tick table:
You can create your individual table by using any board of any size and material. It can be an old cupboard door, a board from the hardware store or whatever comes into your mind.
Tick also wants to encourage you to search for old board materials in order to reintegrate them into daily [life]. This is not just a pleasure for the board, but also for the environment and last but not least for you, as you have a unique piece of furniture in your flat.
A cheaper alternative to this...
Makes for very handy portable tables too: pop off the legs in no time and transport the individual pieces.
Available in three finishes (chrome and powder coated black or white) and two (small) sizes at the moment: both have a height of 35cm while width is either 35cm or 50cm. Look out for the full-sized table version in the coming months - until then, head over to Linie58 to find out more.