The FLYING TOEKICKSTM Advantage
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. Great news! You no longer have to use the traditional, ridiculous
"bracket method" for attached toe kick applications. Flying Toekicks™ solves every problem previously associated with that method.
The Flying Toekicks™ hardware 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 well thought-out, easily installed, adaptable, and highly adjustable. He has previously witnessed many hours of labor being needlessly wasted in the application of the traditional, cumbersome and unattractive, attached toe kick practices.
What exactly makes the Flying Toekicks™ brand attached toe kick system superior?
The Flying Toekicks™ brand attached toe kick hardware 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 neat and 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
The Flying Toekicks™ have the wonderfully unique quality of folding away below the cabinet door when the door is opened. Special consideration and effort has gone into the development of Flying Toekicks™ to ensure that the toe kick plates tuck away, to the maximum extent possible, below the cabinet door.
This feature helps significantly in protecting the toe kick plates from damage which has always been one of the biggest failings of the previously used methods for attaching toe kick plates to cabinet doors.
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 to the fullest extent.
Also, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUILD A WIDER CABINET to meet ADA clearance requirements.
An additional unique feature of the Flying Toekicks™ brand attached toe kick system is the integrated, "resiliently-biased, over-center mechanism" which uses spring tension within the hardware to actually hold the cabinet door in the fully open position. When Flying Toekicks™ are used, especially for the purpose of providing wheelchair access, this “door-hold-open-effect” helps to maximize safety and usability for mobility-limited persons.
Fast and Easy Installation
Using Flying Toekicks™ on your project saves engineering resources as there is very little engineering effort required in figuring the correct sizes of the toe kick plates. 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 Flying Toekicks™ can be included in the optimization of the cabinet parts without any additional effort from your engineering staff. The Flying Toekicks™ are then cut and processed along with all the other parts. This saves time and time is money!
Using Flying Toekicks™ also saves hours of shop personnel labor which would otherwise be wasted in the production of the typical notched and back-mitered toe kick plate. This saves time and time is money!
The Flying Toekicks™ themselves 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™ brand attached toe kick system has been expressly designed with the installation personnel in mind. The installation process is exceptionally simple and, once the installer becomes familiar with the hardware, it can be attached very quickly without the need to measure or mark anything. The Flying Toekicks™ have a very simple three-axis adjustability so the toe kick plates can be easily adjusted into perfect alignment with each other or with other features adjacent to them. This saves time and time is money!
The Flying Toekicks™ brand attached toe kick system has many advantages:
Flying Toekicks™ save a considerable amount of TIME in engineering, manufacturing and installation. And time is what? MONEY!
Flying Toekicks™ produce an end result which is far less-likely to be damaged and thus helping to prevent repair expenses.
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.