Giant Paperclips Turn Any Slab of Wood Into a Sturdy Table

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Whether it's an old door, a shelf you no longer need, or maybe even a section of floorboards, anything flat and broad can become a functional sturdy table with a set of these Tick table legs. They're basically furniture-making paperclips.

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Made from a strategically bent piece of metal rod, the Tick leg clamps onto each side of a thick piece of wood without the need for nails, screws, or glue. You just gently squeeze the legs together, causing the part that clamps onto to the table to expand—which means it's ridiculously easy to install and remove without tools.

Depending on the size and finish you need, you can order a pair for around $100 to $120. So they're not as cheap as the stack of cinderblocks you stole from construction site down the street, but damned if they won't make your hacked together office just slightly safer.

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Illustration for article titled Giant Paperclips Turn Any Slab of Wood Into a Sturdy Table

[Linie 58 via Wired Design]

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Artistically neat, but I'd much rather skip the part on top of the table and just add a few screws to the bottom. Ikea makes a few different styles of legs that simply screw onto any old chunk of wood / counter / etc to make a solid tablet, real cheap. It's a nice concept. I scavenged a bit of counter out of old cubicles at work and made myself a nice large desk for my house for $20 in Ikea parts.