2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6, Page #38
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"Easy Exit" Chair Mounts On Platform

"At 75 years of age, my knees are worn out and I have a difficult time getting out of chairs. So I came up with an idea that I hope might help others as well," says Tom Martin, Bedford, Va.
  "I first investigated purchasing an electric lift chair but they sell for close to $1,000 and a nursing home owner told me that the electric motors in them wear out quickly.
  "One day I got the idea of raising my recliner chair up higher. I raised it up 8 in. by building a platform underneath. It worked great and I can now get in and out easily.
  "I simply attached 8-in. boards to the base of the chair. Two boards run in line with the runners, held in place by small metal braces. Then I fitted two cross pieces between the first two boards.
  "This platform moves easily with the chair. If you already have a swivel chair, you could simply build a platform and set the chair on top of that."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Martin, 1571 Toms Rd., Bedford, Va. 24523.

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6