The FLYING TOEKICKSTM Advantage
Great news! You no longer have to use the traditional "bracket method" for attaching toe kicks to cabinet doors. Flying Toekicks™ is the new and vastly superior method for attaching toe kick plates to cabinet doors for applications such as wheelchair accessible sink cabinets. Flying Toekicks™ solves every problem previously associated with the "bracket method".
The Flying Toekicks™ system was invented and developed by a skilled craftsman with more than 30 years experience in high-end, residential and commercial cabinetry and architectural millwork. The inventor has worked with all kinds of cabinetry hardware and he understands how important it is for cabinet hardware to be easily installed, adaptable, and highly adjustable. He has many hours of personal experience working with the traditional, cumbersome and unattractive attached toe kick practices.
What makes the Flying Toekicks™ brand attached toe kick system superior?
The Flying Toekicks™ brand attached toe kick system installed.
Great-Looking & Functional Results
Flying Toekicks™ do not need large clearance allowances, back-mitering, or notching to keep them from binding against each other or against any other features on the cabinet. The two free-swinging ends of the toe kick plates, on a two-door cabinet, can meet each other in the center with the same tight reveal gap as exists between the doors.
The cabinet doors can be opened one-at-a-time, or together at the same time, without the toe kick plates ever striking each other.
The finished appearance along the face of the toe kick surface is clean without any excessive gap.
The finished appearance on the back-side of the cabinet doors, while they are open, is neat and elegant. The desire to produce this attractive finished look was a significant driving force right from the very beginning of the development of this invention.
Unique Folding Design
Flying Toekicks™ have the unique quality of folding away below the cabinet door when the door is opened. Extra effort has gone into ensuring that the toe kick plate tucks away, to the maximum extent possible.
This feature helps significantly in protecting the toe kick plates from damage which has always been one of the biggest failings of the traditional "bracket method".
This feature is an extremely significant advantage when the Flying Toekicks™ are being used to provide wheelchair access to the space within the cabinet. Since the toe kick plates fold away, almost entirely below the cabinet door, the accessibility and safety for mobility-limited persons is maximized.
Also, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUILD A WIDER CABINET to meet ADA clearance requirements.
Another benefit of the Flying Toekicks™ hardware is the "integrated, resiliently-biased, over-center mechanism" which uses spring tension within the hardware to hold the cabinet door in the open position.
This “door-hold-open-effect” helps to maximize safety and usability for mobility-limited persons.
Fast and Easy Installation
Flying Toekicks™ saves engineering resources since it is very easy to determine the correct size of the toe kick plate. In the standard Flying Toekicks™ application, the toe kick plate is simply the same width as the cabinet door. If you use cabinetry design and manufacturing software, the toe kick plate can be automatically included in the optimization of the cabinet parts. The toe kick plates are cut and processed along with all the other parts.
This saves time and money!
Flying Toekicks™ also saves many hours of shop personnel labor which would otherwise be wasted on the traditional notched and back-mitered toe kick plate. This saves time and money!
The toe kick plates are attached to the cabinet using the same hinges and methods which are used to attach the cabinet doors to the cabinet.
Aside from the Flying Toekicks™ hardware itself, there are no additional special hardware or processes required.
The Flying Toekicks™ system also provides three-axis adjustment so the toe kick plates can be easily adjusted into perfect alignment.
The Flying Toekicks™ installation process is exceptionally simple and quick. This saves time and money!
Flying Toekicks™ save TIME and money in engineering, manufacturing and installation.
Flying Toekicks™ produce an end product which is far less-likely to be damaged by the end-user.
Flying Toekicks™ produce a high, new standard of accessibility in cabinetry designed to be wheelchair-accessible.
Flying Toekicks™ produce a high, new standard of attractive design for cabinetry with attached toe kick plates.
Due to the wide-ranging adaptability of the Flying Toekicks™ hardware, virtually any cabinet design can incorporate Flying Toekicks™, including other exotic design concepts requiring the synchronized movement of non-coplanar hinged panels.