Patent Number: 6,637,608

Title: Freestanding frame for supporting shelves

Abstract: A freestanding frame for supporting shelves that includes a pair of posts that extend upwardly from a carpeted horizontal surface and rest against a wall, and a pair of braces that extend from one post to the other post in an X configuration. Each post has an uppermost vertical member that rests against the wall, a horizontal member that extends forwardly from the uppermost vertical member, and a lowermost vertical member that depends from the horizontal member and sinks into the carpeted horizontal surface so as to prevent the post from sliding away from the wall while resting thereon. Each brace is either one piece or two-piece so as to be length adjustable. In a first embodiment, the two pieces are screwed together, and in a second embodiment, the two pieces slide relative to each other and are maintained at a desired length by first and second locking apparatuses.

Inventors: Schneider; Wallace (New York, NY)


International Classification: A47F 5/10 (20060101); A47B 45/00 (20060101); A47F 5/13 (20060101); A47F 005/08 (); A47B 047/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2020