Title:
Build-Up Furniture
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention relates to a build-up furniture which is so constructed as to maintain the rigid assembled state in a self-standing state or the state of being unfixed to the walls or other structures and which can be conveniently assembled at homes without the need for using drills or screw drivers. According to the aspect of the invention, there is provided a build-up furniture which comprises vertical frames (10) each formed, along the length thereof, with pierced holes (11), horizontal frames (20) each formed, along the length thereof, with pierced holes (21), connection blocks (30) each provided with a vertical insertion part (32) and with horizontal insertion parts (34), the connection blocks being disposed at the intersecting positions of the vertical frames (10) with the horizontal frames (20); and clamping bolts or pins (40) provided, at one ends, with heads (41) and connected, at the other ends, to caps or nuts (45).



Inventors:
Cho, Seong Hwan (Incheon, KR)
Application Number:
11/630346
Publication Date:
10/04/2007
Filing Date:
06/14/2005
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
211/190, 211/194
International Classes:
A47B47/00; A47B47/02
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Primary Examiner:
SAFAVI, MICHAEL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BACON & THOMAS, PLLC (ALEXANDRIA, VA, US)
Claims:
1. A build-up furniture which comprises vertical frames (10) each formed, along the length thereof, with pierced holes (11), the frames standing in the vertical direction; horizontal frames (20) each formed, along the length thereof, with pierced holes (21), the frames being disposed to intersect horizontally the vertical frames (10); connection blocks (30) each provided with a vertical insertion part (32) and with horizontal insertion parts (34), each vertical insertion part being formed with a connection hole (31) corresponding to the piercing holes (11) of the vertical frame (10), each horizontal insertion part being formed with a connection hole (33) corresponding to the piercing holes (21) of the horizontal frame (20), the connection blocks being disposed at the intersecting positions of the vertical frames (10) with the horizontal frames (20); and clamping bolts or pins (40) provided, at one ends, with heads (41) and connected, at the other ends, to caps or nuts (45), the bolts or pins 40 passing through the connection holes (31, 33) and the piercing holes (11, 21), wherein the bolts serve for secured connection of the vertical and horizontal frames (10, 20) with the connection blocks (30).

2. The build-up furniture of claim 1, further comprising: shelf rests (60), wherein the connection blocks (30) are extended at the sides thereof by the prescribed area so that the corner edges of the shelves (50) may rest on the extended areas.

3. The build-up furniture of claim 1 which is constructed in such a way that the lower ends of the vertical frames (10) are connected to bolt shafts (70) having external circumferential threads (71) and the bolt shafts (70) are enclosed by height controlling members (80) having internal circumferential threads (81), in order to control the height of the vertical frames (10) by turning the height controlling members (80).

4. The build-up furniture of claim 2 which is constructed in such a way that the lower ends of the vertical frames (10) are connected to bolt shafts (70) having external circumferential threads (71) and the bolt shafts (70) are enclosed by height controlling members (80) having internal circumferential threads (81), in order to control the height of the vertical frames (10) by turning the height controlling members (80).

Description:

TECHNICAL FIELD

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a build-up furniture and more particularly to a build-up furniture with a new structure, which maintains a rigid assembled structure without being fixed to walls and which can be assembled easily without using separate tools.

2. Background of the Invention

Generally, for stationary built-in receptacles or lockers or dressing rooms or the like, there are used build-up furniture in which vertical frames and horizontal frames are connected in a manner of crossing each other, wherein hanger bars or shelves are connected to those frames to receive clothes or other things. Such an assembly-type furniture is required to assemble rigidly to hold the weight of the clothes or other things.

Conventionally, the rear parts of vertical frames, horizontal frames or shelves were fixed to walls or the like by using bolts or other appropriate clamping means in order to ensure the rigid assembly of the build-up furniture. Such an installation method through fixing the build-up furniture to walls was associated with problems in that complicated construction methods such as forming holes in walls by using drills, clamping bolts by using screw drivers or so on were necessary and further the already installed build-up furniture was difficult to move to other place or to alter in its configuration.

On the other hand, some of the conventional build-up furniture are assembled so that the tops and bottoms of the vertical frames are borne under pressure on the ceilings and floors. However, while this kind of the methods may be adapted for bathrooms or the like to accommodate a small number of towels or light stuffs as the construction itself is hard to withstand a high load, the method may be inappropriate to apply to built-in lockers or dressing rooms for receiving a great number of clothes or the like.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is devised to solve the above-described conventional problems and so the object of the invention is to provide a build-up furniture which is so constructed as to maintain the rigid assembled state in a self-standing state or the state of being unfixed to the walls or other structures and which can be conveniently assembled at homes without the need for using drills or screw drivers.

According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a build-up furniture which comprises vertical frames (10) each formed, along the length thereof, with pierced holes (11), the frames standing in the vertical direction; horizontal frames (20) each formed, along the length thereof, with pierced holes (21), the frames being disposed to intersect horizontally the vertical frames (10); connection blocks (30) each provided with a vertical insertion part (32) and with horizontal insertion parts (34), each vertical insertion part being formed with a connection hole (31) corresponding to the piercing holes (11) of the vertical frame (10), each horizontal insertion part being formed with a connection hole (33) corresponding to the piercing holes (21) of the horizontal frame (20), the connection blocks being disposed at the intersecting positions of the vertical frames (10) with the horizontal frames (20); and clamping bolts or pins (40) provided, at one ends, with heads (41) and connected, at the other ends, to caps or nuts (45), the bolts or pins 40 passing through the connection holes (31, 33) and the piercing holes (11, 21), wherein the bolts serve for secured connection of the vertical and horizontal frames (10, 20) with the connection blocks (30).

According to another feature of the invention, the build-up furniture further includes shelf rests (60), wherein the connection blocks (30) are extended at the sides thereof by the prescribed area so that the corner edges of the shelves (50) may rest on the extended areas.

According to still other feature of the invention, the build-up furniture is constructed in such a way that the lower ends of the vertical frames (10) are connected to bolt shafts (70) having external circumferential threads (71) and the bolt shafts (70) are enclosed by height controlling members (80) having internal circumferential threads (81), in order to control the height of the vertical frames (11) by turning the height controlling members (80).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows the perspective view of the invention.

FIG. 2 shows the exploded view of the main portion of the invention.

FIG. 3 shows the perspective view of the shelf rest of the invention.

FIG. 4 is the cross section of the height controlling member of FIG. 1.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

A preferred embodiment of the invention is now described in detail below by referring to the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 1 shows the perspective view of a build-up furniture according to an embodiment of the invention, FIG. 2 shows the exploded view illustrating the relation of connecting a connection block with a vertical and horizontal frames in the invention, FIG. 3 shows the perspective view illustrating the way of resting a shelf on a connection block in the invention and FIG. 4 shows the cross section illustrating the connecting structure of the height controlling member in the invention.

It is seen from FIG. 1 that a build-up furniture according to an embodiment of the invention is principally constructed by connecting plural vertical frames 10 and horizontal frames 20 to intersect each other through connecting blocks 30. The connecting block 30 is formed with the vertical insertion part 32 to receive the vertical frame 10 and the horizontal insertion parts 34 to receive horizontal frames 20 so that the vertical and horizontal insertion parts 32 and 34 may intersect at the right angle. Further, the vertical insertion part 32 is formed with a vertical through-opening to receive the vertical frame and the horizontal insertion parts 34, which are formed with horizontal through-openings to receive the horizontal frames, are branched off horizontally at the middle position of the connection block 30, in the number depending on the horizontal frames 20. The vertical frames 10 and the horizontal frames 20 are respectively formed with a number of pierced holes or through-holes 11 and 21 along the length of frames for free selection. Some of the horizontal frames 20 may be formed with pierced holes or through-holes 21 only at the opposite ends of the frame as shown in FIG. 2. The vertical and horizontal insertion parts 32 and 34 of the connection block 30 are respectively formed with connection holes 31 and 33 at the positions corresponding to the through-holes 11 and 21. These connection holes 31 and 33 and through-holes 11 and 21 are engaged with the clamping bolts 40 to ensure strong clamping of the vertical and horizontal frames 10 and 20 to the connection block 30. The clamping bolts 40 are formed with heads 41 at one ends of the bolts and are to be engaged with caps 45 at the other ends of the bolts after insertion. The other ends of the bolts 40 are formed with engaging projections or engaging recesses 42, while the cap nuts 45, which are preferably made of a soft synthetic resin to render elasticity, are correspondingly formed, on the inner circumferential surfaces of the nuts, with the engaging recesses or engaging projections 46. Thus, the nuts 45 can be prevented from falling off the clamping bolts 40, unless the nuts 45 are stripped off compulsorily.

FIG. 3 is the perspective view in which a shelf 50 is rested on the shelf rests 60 provided on connection blocks 30. Referring to this figure, the horizontal insertion parts 34 of the connection blocks 30 are horizontally and inwardly extended on the sides thereof to form the shelf rests 60 having a predetermined area to support the corner edges of the shelf 60. Preferably, the shelf rest 60 is formed in the form of a sector between two horizontal insertion parts 34. As shown in FIG. 3, the four corners of a shelf can be seated on the shelf rests 60 provided on the connection blocks 30 without a need for assembling tools, wherein the position of the shelf 50 is fixed by the weight of the articles put on the shelf 50.

FIG. 4 shows the cross section illustrating the state in which the height controlling member 80 is provided on the lower end of a vertical frame 10. By referring to the figure, the lower end of the vertical frame 10 is provided with a bolt shaft 70, on the outer circumference of which the height controlling member 80 is connected. The lower outer circumference of the bolt shaft 70 is formed with a thread 71, whereas the inner circumference of the height controlling member 80 is formed with a thread 81 to engage with the counterpart thread 71. Accordingly, the rotation of the height controlling member 80 relative to the bolt shaft 70 causes the vertical frame 10 to move up or down. This height controlling member 80 is used either to control the installation height of the inventive build-up furniture or to adjust the levelling of the furniture.

The build-up furniture according to the invention, as described above, can be installed by simple processes including the steps of inserting the vertical and horizontal frames 10 and 20 in the connection blocks 30, passing the clamping bolts 40 through the connection holes 31 and 33 formed in the connection blocks 30 as well as the through-holes 11 and 21 formed in the frames 10 and 20, and finally screwing the nuts 45 of elastic material to the other ends of the clamping bolts 40. Subsequently, a simple work of resting the shelves 50 on the shelf rests 60 provided on the connection blocks 30 is conducted to complete the installation of the inventive build-up furniture.

Accordingly, the installation of the build-up furniture is possible through a simple assembling hand-work without using particular tools and without fixing a part of components of the furniture to walls or other building structure to thereby result in the overall strong assembled state.

As described in the above, the present invention is not simply restricted to the illustrated embodiments and accompanying drawings and thus it is to be understood by the men with ordinary skill in the art that various replacements, modifications and alterations within the scope which would not depart from the technical idea of the invention are possible.

INDUSTRIAL APPLICABILITY

Therefore, the advantages of the invention may be briefed as follows. According to the present invention, the present furniture can be assembled by simple work of inserting the vertical and horizontal frames in the connection

blocks, and then firmly securing the vertical and horizontal frames to the connection blocks by using clamping bolts and nuts without using special tools. The rigid assembled state can result without fixing a part of components of the furniture to walls or other building structure. The installation is completed by simply putting the shelves on the shelf rests provided with the connection blocks.