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Bench cabinet assembly which can be assembled and disassembled without tools

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Bench cabinet assembly which can be assembled and disassembled without tools


A bench cabinet which can be assembled and disassembled without tools is provided. The bench cabinet includes a front door panel, a top panel, a bottom panel, and a rear panel. Two sideboards pivotly connected to two sides of the front frame respectively and are foldable to flatly contact to the front frame to save transport costs. Also, the front door panel is connected to the rear panel by the fixing pillar and the slot with the clamping edge to slid laterally for connecting. The top panel and the bottom panel are connected to the front door panel by the notch and the stud. Therefore, the bench cabinet can be assembled and disassembled easily without tools by users.

Inventor: Jack Liu
USPTO Applicaton #: #20120319546 - Class: 312237 (USPTO) - 12/20/12 - Class 312 


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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120319546, Bench cabinet assembly which can be assembled and disassembled without tools.

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a bench cabinet which is adapted for users to sit or to place a television thereon, especially to a bench cabinet assembly which can be assembled and disassembled without tools.

2. Related Art

Do it yourself (DIY) modular furniture is currently popular because DIY furniture can be transported easily after being disassembled into component pieces and also can be changed into different forms depending on different requirements. Additionally, people enjoy a sense of achievement when the furniture is completed.

However, DIY modular furniture still has some disadvantages because tools are needed when the furniture is assembled or disassembled. For example, a conventional DIY cabinet is composed of multiple boards or sheets of materials to fabricate a frame in which objects are held. Fastening devices detachably used to connect adjacent boards or sheets of materials to construct a frame are mostly flat-head or oval-head countersunk screws that require a suitable screwdriver to fasten or release the countersunk screws. Therefore, assembling or disassembling the DIY cabinet is inconvenient or impossible when suitable tools are not available.

Moreover, for the bench cabinet, it can be utilized as a bench for users to sit or be utilized as a TV cabinet to place a television thereon. Regardless users or the TV, the loads are heavy. It is difficult for the conventional DIY furniture to support such heavy loads.

The present invention is, therefore, intended to obviate or at least alleviate the problems encountered in the prior art.

SUMMARY

OF THE INVENTION

It is an objective of the present invention to provide a bench cabinet assembly which can be assembled and disassembled without tools. The bench cabinet is easy to assemble for users. Also, the structural strength is enough to support users or televisions.

The bench cabinet according to the present invention includes a front door panel, a bottom panel, a top panel, and a rear panel. The front door panel includes a front frame, two doors, and two sideboards. The doors are connected to the front frame, and the sideboards are pivotly connected to two sides of the front frame respectively. The sideboards are foldable to flatly contact to the front frame to save transport costs. Each of the sideboards includes studs at a top side and a bottom side of an inner surface. The sideboards further includes a slot and a clamping edge extended from the slot at a rear end. The diameter of the slot is greater than a width of the clamping edge.

The bottom panel includes at least one notch at two opposite sides of a bottom surface. The bottom panel is connected to the front frame between the sideboards near the bottom sides of the sideboard by the studs fixing to the notch. The top panel includes at least one notch at two opposite sides of a bottom surface. The top panel is also connected to the front frame between the sideboards near the top sides of the sideboard by the studs fixing to the notch. The rear panel includes at least one fixing pillar at two ends to slid laterally to the clamping edge for connecting between the sideboards.

These and other features, aspects, and advantages of the present invention will become better understood with reference to the following description and appended claims. It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are examples, and are intended to provide further explanation of the invention as claimed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will become more fully understood from the detailed description given herein below for illustration only, and thus is not limitative of the present invention, and wherein:

FIG. 1 is a respective view of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a explosive view of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a respective view of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention, which shows the front frame to be unfolded.

FIG. 4 is a respective view of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention, which shows the rear panel connecting to the front frame.

FIGS. 5A, 5B, and 5C are a sectional views of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention, which shows the rear panel connecting to the front frame.

FIG. 6 is a respective view of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention, which shows the bottom panel to be connected.

FIG. 7 is a respective view of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention, which shows the stubs connecting to the notches.

FIG. 8 is a respective view of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention, which shows the divider panel to be connected.

FIG. 9 is a respective view of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention, which shows the top panel to be connected.

FIG. 10 is a respective view of the bench cabinet in accordance with the present invention, which utilized as a TV cabinet.



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20120319546 A1
Publish Date
12/20/2012
Document #
13160505
File Date
06/14/2011
USPTO Class
312237
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
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