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Blog series by Russel updated 09-13-2007 at 10:44 AM 2 parts 1789 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: My Pet Project

09-11-2007 at 06:48 AM by Russel | 3 comments »

A couple years ago a young lady I work with was shot during a carjacking attempt and left paralyzed from the waist down. At the time she was pregnant with her first child and asked me to develop nursery furniture that would allow her to care for her baby from her wheelchair. This experience led to Village Lane Furniture which has become my pet project. Because of this young lady, I became aware of a furniture audience that is frequently overlooked; wheelchair parents and people with disa...

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Part 2: The First Problem

09-13-2007 at 10:44 AM by Russel | 20 comments »

When I was first asked to make a wheelchair compatible crib it seemed simiple enough; simply lengthen the legs so that the wheelchair could roll underneath. That worked fine as long as you didn’t want to put the baby in or take the baby out of the crib. It was quickly brought to my attention that the issue with standard cribs was access to the infant inside. This problem had been addressed my wheeled parents in a variety of ways. One was cutting the legs so that the parent could r...

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