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anittip.jpgIt’s a leash for cabinets.

This “anti-tip” kit is made for the office person in danger of pulling a cabinet down on top of themselves, but we suggest it could be just as effective at stopping a toppling toolbox (which is probably heavier anyway).  What a great way to miss out on the source of a new “Doh!” of the Week story.

The kit attaches heavy furniture like dressers, desks, file cabinets, and chests (did we mention toolboxes) to walls to prevent accidental, or perhaps foolish, tipping onto your personage.

The system is made from steel and galvanized steel aircraft cable, is easy to install with a few screws and is rated to hold up to 400 lbs. The kit of course includes the hardware required for installation. The only catch is that it must be attached to solid wood or a stud in order to hold the weight.

If you have dressers, bureaus, filing cabinets (or toolboxes) that can be pulled down onto you or your young’n, you can get a leash for your potentially wayward monolith for prices starting around $10.

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One Response to Finds: Anti-Tip Kit

  1. Jason says:

    Ikea throws in a version of this with many of their taller items. It’s a piece of webbed material (like seat belt material). You screw one end to the wall and the other to the furniture.

    I’m pretty sure this could be DIY’d with a short length of wire, maybe with two ring terminals crimped to the ends. If you keep it short you reduce the strength required to keep the furniture from tipping.

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