The SeismaFlex™ Twist bracket is designed with a “U” bend that springs and flexes to absorb displaced seismic energy, reducing stress at the fastening connection. The shape of the bracket allows the braced item to sit away from the wall to accommodate wall molding, electrical plugs, etc.
Unlike a rigid “L” bracket that immediately transfers force to the connecting hardware, often snapping the heads off screws or prying them out, the SeismaFlex™ Twist bracket can handle stress from any direction and has a better designed hole pattern which allows the bracket to fasten to a wall stud with a single large lag. The furniture side attaches with multiple screws or adhesive.
This semi-rigid form of seismic anchoring is the most effective form of earthquake fastening for extra large and heavy furniture such as armoires, entertainment centers, file cabinets, bookcases, etc.