Here are some pictures from the Kee Klamp archive. Kee Klamp has been used for over 80 years to build all kinds of unique tubular structures. Before the age of specialized playground equipment there was Kee Klamp - a connection system that allowed structurally strong and creatively elegant frameworks to be constructed. Kee Klamp joins pipe together without the need for welding.
Kee Klamp is still a great choice for building playground equipment. It's not colorful and plastic... but you can be sure that it will last longer than childhood. Building a playground out of Kee Klamp could last you several generations!
Playgrounds aren't just for kids any more! Now the adults are getting into the action with events like the Spartan Race and other obstacle based events. Find out more about this unique connection system by perusing our projects and checking out our product inventory.
If you need help constructing your own custom playground structure out of Kee Klamp, contact our projects team. They can advise on the types of fittings to use and the best way to arrange the system so that it will be safe and secure.
Kee Klamp turns up in the most unusual places. Jerry, from Colorado, used Kee Klamp fittings to construct a support system for an ultrasonic water testing device. The structure was built to cantilever out over the edge of a spillway. His design featured the ability to swing the unit over to the side so that the sensor could easily be maintained.
Jerry really liked working with Kee Klamp fittings and this is what he had to say about the project when all was said and done:
1. I think if I were to do it again I would order continuous lengths of pipe regardless of the shipping costs.
2. I used 2 flange plates to hold the sensor in an unusual way. I didn't make the sensor tight, it still has plenty of wiggle room to compensate for expansion and contraction.
3. The wire is at least hidden for the most part. So is the sensor element on the bottom.
4. I designed it so that the whole thing can swing to side of the rail for servicing if necessary.
5. We torqued every screw - it really is heavy! (but VERY solid).
If you've ever priced a room divider, you'll know that they're not exactly cheap. If you're looking for a creative, industrial looking alternative you can build your own bulletin board room divider with pipe, Kee Lite fittings and standard cork board. This solution is great for a warehouse where occupational safety notifications and other information needs to be posted. It could also be adapted to work in just about any industrial styled office or home environment as well.
The system is pretty simple, it uses several Kee Lite aluminum fittings to connect pipe into the basic structure. The structure has an accordion style, using the L19 Side Outlet Tee to adjust the individual panels at the desired angles.
The cork boards are standard size boards that you can get anywhere. They are attached to the divider with some simple pipe clips.
The base of the unit uses elbow fittings to give additional stability to the entire unit. The result is a rock solid free standing bulletin board that can be used in a great many environments.
If you need help designing a divider that will work for you, reach out to our projects team. Check out our projects gallery for additional inspiration.
Laced Up is an urban footwear and clothing store in the Chicago area. They wanted to get some racks onto their floor to sell T-shirts and display more sneakers. Simplified Building provided these retail clothing racks. The steel pipe complements the other industrial tables in the store and the shelf-rack combination allows the display unit to accomplish multiple purposes.
The base of the rack is very close to our standard retail clothing rack design. Using an extra tee fitting and pipe, the shelf could be attached using the fixing pad fitting. This flexibility is what makes clothing racks constructed with Kee Klamp fittings so amazing! The clothing racks can be easily customized to provide the perfect configuration for your store.
Whether you need a custom clothing rack for a retail store, or a standard clothing rack for garment storage, Simple Rack clothing racks can provide you with industrial quality and modern looking retail display and storage.
Constructed of Kee Klamp fittings, Simple Rack clothing racks are durable, modern looking and easy to assemble. Available as a kit or in custom configurations, these industrial quality clothing racks are suitable for store front, storage room, or residential settings.
Zach, from Georgia, built this great looking wall mounted desk using a couple of LC58-6 Swivel Flanges and some aluminum pipe. He attached the angled supports to a pine desktop from IKEA. The aluminum trim and pipe give the desk a really nice look.
Zach had this to say about his desk:
It's a nice clean look that helps our wood panel office look a bit more modern! Thanks SBC I'll definitely be using the Kee Lite fittings on other projects.
Build your own custom desk with Kee Lite fittings! Visit our projects gallery for more inspiration.