Chair Raiser

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Project by Squirrel posted 591 days ago 1284 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No special craftsmanship here but the result serves a purpose…

My Grandfather has been having knee problems and wanted his recliner higher so he could lift himself out of the chair with less strain on his knees. I offered to make something for him and this is what I came up with.

He loves it and that is all that counts.

Thanks for looking.

-- Brian

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#1 posted 591 days ago

Great practical use for your woodworking skills. Looks like a sturdy design that should stand the test of time and I am sure your Grandfather appreciates all your time and hard work. Great job.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#2 posted 591 days ago

Very nice,good thinking.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 591 days ago

Looks like that’ll do the trick.
Good job.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#4 posted 591 days ago

That’s a good one.

I seem to have become the chair raiser manufacturer for the charity that I do volunteer work for – I’ve done three now. I usually do them as a rectangular platform with a lip all the way around the edge. The challenge is always how to transfer the weight of the chair down to the floor as directly as possible, because it is always different for each different chair. That is very clearly and easily seen on yours. Very nice.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#5 posted 591 days ago

If grandpa is happy that is all that counts. Nice job and very good thinking.

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#6 posted 591 days ago

Great job, does just what it was intended to do

-- Norman

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#7 posted 590 days ago

Great idea. I will probably be needing one of those soon!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 589 days ago

Great build on the raiser. It is simple but serves a greater purpose to a loved one.


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