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Project by dbray45 posted 270 days ago 759 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter is in a wheelchair and regular counter and stove height are a problem for several reasons, cutting, cooking, etc… can actually be dangerous because they are so high. To deal with this, I made her this table that she can cut food – using a cutting board and an induction burner that she already has are at a functional height.

The front is 27 1/2 ” off the deck with casters that are adjustable in height for fine tuning to her needs, putting the table top at 29” – countertop height is 36”. The table top and legs are made of ash – wanted this to be strong enough to deal with weight and abuse. I used the removable metal corners for a couple of reasons – they allow the table to be broken down and put in the car – so she can take it home, and if it gets loose, it can be tightened.

Thanks for looking.

Added note – the casters are from Woodcraft – on sale this month – a little pricy but really nice.

Updated the pictures to add magnetic bars for knives and spice tins that are in easy reach.

-- David in Damascus, MD





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 270 days ago

Great idea ,and very well done.

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Don W

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#2 posted 270 days ago

great looking table. Well done.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 270 days ago

Great build. I’m sure it will be very much appreciated, and used a lot.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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dbray45

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#4 posted 268 days ago

Thanks guys – I’m hoping

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 266 days ago

Well designed table, I’m sure it will serve well your daughter. Great job!

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dbray45

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#6 posted 266 days ago

Thank you, she came by last night and tried it for a test drive. She is happy.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#7 posted 256 days ago

That the great part about woodworking, the ability to make custom furniture you just cant buy. Great job.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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dbray45

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#8 posted 254 days ago

Thanks

-- David in Damascus, MD

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mafe

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#9 posted 254 days ago

Truly a fine table, with so fine details and gadgets.
I think some one have a wonderful father!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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