Title:
BAMBOO FRAME STRUCTURE-BASED WARDROBE
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A wardrobe includes two rectangular open side frames respectively made from a bamboo material, a top panel and a bottom panel respectively formed of a rectangular bamboo open frame and a number of bamboo slats and horizontally connected between the side frames at the top and bottom sides, an intermediate panels horizontally connected between the side frames and spaced between the top panel and the bottom panel and formed of a rectangular bamboo open frame and a number of bamboo slats, two supplementary bamboo frames respectively fastened to the side frames in vertical with horizontal pegs for hanging things, and a fabric covering surrounding the side frames, the top panel and the bottom panel with a roll-up shade on the front side for access control.



Inventors:
Wang, Wen-tsan (Taipei City, TW)
Application Number:
12/254825
Publication Date:
04/22/2010
Filing Date:
10/20/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47B61/00
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Primary Examiner:
HANSEN, JAMES ORVILLE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LEONG C. LEI (WALNUT CREEK, CA, US)
Claims:
1. 1-3. (canceled)

4. A wardrobe comprising: two rectangular open side frames made from a bamboo, each of said side frames having four angles, one of said side frames having a transverse rod connected between two opposite lateral sides thereof; a top panel horizontally connected between top sides of said side frames, said top panel comprising a first rectangular open frame made from bamboo and a plurality of bamboo slats fastened to said first rectangular open frame and kept apart from one another; a bottom panel horizontally connected between bottom sides of said side frames and spaced below said top panel, said bottom panel comprising a second rectangular open frame made from bamboo and a plurality of bamboo slats fastened to said second rectangular open frame and kept apart from one another; two intermediate panels horizontally connected between said side frames and vertically spaced between said top panel and said bottom panel, each of said intermediate panels comprising a third rectangular open frame made from bamboo and a plurality of bamboo slats fastened to said third rectangular open frame and kept apart from one another, an upper one of said intermediate panels comprising two bottom lugs downwardly extended from a bottom side thereof; two supplementary frames respectively fastened to said side frames in a vertical position by screws, said supplementary frames being fourth rectangular open frames made from bamboo and having a plurality of horizontally extended pegs; a hanging rod horizontally connected between said bottom lugs of said upper one of said intermediate panels; and a fabric covering surrounding said side frames, said top panel and said bottom panel, said fabric covering comprising a roll-up shade suspending on a front side thereof.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Technical Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a wardrobe and more particularly, to a bamboo frame structure-based wardrobe.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

Students or people who rent a house usually use a simple type wardrobe for holding clothes. Regular simple type wardrobes commonly comprise a frame structure constructed of metal tubes, and a fabric covering surrounding the frame structure. The fabric covering is provided with a zip fastener for access control. However, a simple type wardrobe of this design has the drawbacks of low stability, low load capacity and low quality level. Further, a wooden wardrobe has a high quality level. However, because of high cost, a wooden wardrobe is not the best choice for a temporary resident.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary purpose of the present invention is to provide a bamboo frame structure-based wardrobe, which has the advantages of high stability, high load capacity, high quality level, and low cost.

To achieve this and other objects of the present invention, the bamboo frame structure-based wardrobe comprises a bamboo frame structure, and a fabric covering surrounding the bamboo frame structure. The bamboo frame structure comprises two side frames, a top panel, a bottom panel, at least one intermediate panel, and two supplementary frames. The top panel and the bottom panel are connected between the side frames at the top and bottom sides. The intermediate panel is connected between the side frames and spaced between the top panel and the bottom panel. The supplementary frames are respectively fastened to the side frames in vertical. Further, the intermediate panel may be provided with a hanging rod at the bottom side for hanging clothes. Further, the fabric covering has a rolled-up shade on the front side for closing/opening the wardrobe. Screws are preferably used to fasten the component parts of the bamboo frame structure together.

Further, the side frames are substantially rectangular open frames respectively made by bending a bamboo strip into shape. Further, one side frame has at least one transverse rod connected between the two opposite lateral sides thereof.

Further, the top panel comprises a substantially rectangular open frame made from bamboo, and a plurality of bamboo slats fastened to the rectangular open frame and kept apart from one another. The bottom panel is made in a similar way as the top panel. Further, the front and rear sides of the top and bottom panels are respectively smoothly curved in one direction.

Further, the intermediate panel comprises a substantially rectangular open frame made from bamboo, and a plurality of bamboo slats fastened to the rectangular open frame and kept apart from one another.

Further, the two supplementary frames are rectangular open frames made from bamboo, each having a plurality of pegs.

The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.

Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a bamboo frame structure for wardrobe in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is an elevational view of the bamboo frame structure in accordance with the first embodiment.

FIG. 3 is an elevational view of a bamboo frame structure in accordance with a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is an elevational view of a bamboo frame structure in accordance with a third embodiment.

FIG. 5 is a schematic drawing showing a wardrobe based on a bamboo frame structure according to the present invention.

FIG. 6 corresponds to FIG. 5, showing the roll-up shade of the fabric covering of the wardrobe in the extended condition.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The following descriptions are of exemplary embodiments only, and are not intended to limit the scope, applicability or configuration of the invention in any way. Rather, the following description provides a convenient illustration for implementing exemplary embodiments of the invention. Various changes to the described embodiments may be made in the function and arrangement of the elements described without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

Referring to FIG. 1, a bamboo frame structure for wardrobe in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention is shown comprising two side frames 1 and 1A, a top panel 2, a bottom panel 3, an intermediate panel 4, and two supplementary frames 5.

The side frames 1 and 1A are substantially rectangular open frames respectively made by bending a bamboo strip into shape. Further, the four angles of each side frame 1 or 1A are smoothly curved. One side frame 1A has at least one transverse rod 11 connected between the two opposite lateral sides thereof.

The top panel 2 comprises a substantially rectangular open frame 21 made from bamboo, and a plurality of bamboo slats 22 fastened to the rectangular open frame 21 and kept apart from one another. Therefore, the top panel 2 has open spaces defined therein. Further, the front and rear sides of the rectangular open frame 21 of the top panel 2 respectively curved downwards. The bottom panel 3 comprises a substantially rectangular open frame 31 made from bamboo, and a plurality of bamboo slats 32 fastened to the rectangular open frame 31 and kept apart from one another. Therefore, the bottom panel 3 has open spaces defined therein. Further, the front and rear sides of the rectangular open frame 31 of the bottom panel 3 respectively curved upwards.

The intermediate panel 4 comprises a substantially rectangular open frame 41 made from bamboo, and a plurality of bamboo slats 42 fastened to the rectangular open frame 41 and kept apart from one another. Therefore, the intermediate panel 4 has open spaces defined therein.

The two supplementary frames 5 are rectangular open frames made from bamboo, each having a plurality of pegs 51.

Referring to FIG. 2, the top panel 2 and the bottom panel 3 are respectively horizontally sandwiched between the two side frames 1 and 1A at the top and bottom sides in a flush manner, and then fixedly secured thereto with screws. Further, the intermediate panel 4 is horizontally sandwiched between the two side frames 1 and 1A at the selected elevation between the top panel 2 and the bottom panel 3, and affixed thereto with screws. Further, the two supplementary frames 5 are respectively connected between the two side frames 1 and 1A at two opposite sides in a vertical position and affixed thereto with screws. After installation of the supplementary frames 5, the pegs 51 are kept in horizontal inside the bamboo frame structure.

FIG. 3 shows a bamboo frame structure in accordance with a second embodiment. This second embodiment is substantially similar to the aforesaid first embodiment with the exception that this second embodiment eliminates the aforesaid top panel 2 and, two intermediate panels 4 are fastened to the two side frames 1 and 1A at different elevations. The top-sided intermediate panel 4 has two bottom lugs 43 vertically downwardly extended from its bottom side, and a hanging rod 44 horizontally connected between the bottom lugs 43 for hanging things.

FIG. 4 shows a bamboo frame structure in accordance with a third embodiment. This third embodiment is substantially similar to the aforesaid first embodiment with the exception that this third embodiment has two intermediate panels 4 affixed to the e two side frames 1 and 1A at different elevations.

Referring to FIGS. 5 and 6, a fabric covering 6 is covered on the bamboo frame structure, forming a wardrobe. Further, the fabric covering 6 has a roll-up shade 61 on the front side. When rolling up the roll-up shade 61, a user is accessible to the inside of the wardrobe. Further, the roll-up shade 61 can be secured in the rolled up condition with a cord member or by means of hook and loop materials.

It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above.

While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention.





 
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