Tension Lock Tool-Less Technology
Sprout products are designed using Tension Lock Tool-Less Technology. This technology is a Patent-Pending joint system that uses the natural properties of wood to create a sturdy and durable joint that can be assembled and disassembled repeatedly.
So what does that mean?
- No Tools. Sprout products can be assembled without any tools. All you need are your hands.
- No Hardware. No little nuts and bolts to get lost and when your assembling them, there aren't 15 different screws to sort through.
- Easy to assemble, fewer parts and simple construction means that most Sprout products assemble in less than 4 steps and less than 5 minutes
- Easy to dissassemble. Ever taken a peice of furniture from Ikea apart? Probably not, because they aren't designed to assemble and disassemble.
- Storable: Because Sprout products are designed to be disassembled too, they can be stored when not in use. Has your child outgrown their furniture, but there is another child on the way? Simply take it apart and store it compactly until you need it again.
- Movable Ever dropped a bookcase after carrying it down 3 flights of stairs and watched it break into pieces? Or had a moving sale because your furniture was to bulky to take? Or given your furniture to a friend because you didn't think it would hold up to another move? With Sprout, simple dis assemble it, put it in your trunk, and you are on your way. No tight doors, or winding stair cases or small cars to worry
How it works?
Sprout products are designed using several innovative joints that use tension and friction to keep parts from separating. Tabs and slots are integrated directly into each piece to create various joints. Our joints are actually stronger than most other hardware joints because they are directly connected to the parts, rather than using nails or screws that can weaken the wood they are screwed into. Tabs and slots in the parts are engineered with a calculated amount of interference. That means that they shouldn't simply fit together. The user has to force the parts together using a mild amount of effort. The tabs, slots, and parts all twist or bend slightly as they are forced together. The parts stay in a flexed state when assembled. The tension in the parts is well below the capacity of the material, and is actually what gives Sprout furniture its rigidity, like a tension in cables on a suspension bridge.