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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Bloomington MN USA

    Small Furniture

    I have been busy with a new project for our local School Board. It is making some special type Chairs and tables for small children that have health isues. Such as brittle bone desease and unformed spinal problems. I made a sample piece for them and they liked it so I will be making more for the upcomeing school year. One is a corner chair.Click image for larger version. 

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    Another is called a High Chair with seat high of 5, 7, or 9"
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    Also a table that I designed to replace the ones they had that is ajustable to 3 different hights.
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    The table they were useing I also made with a few improvments.
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    I have made templates of all the parts so they can be reproduced easly.
    Also make up straps and buckles for holding the kids into the chairs.I hope it will turn into something good in the future. The person I am working with said he would give my name out to other teachers that may need special equiptment as well.
    Last edited by Don Baer; 06-22-2010 at 01:54 AM.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Ron, that is an incredibly worthwhile project. Super congrats to you for doing that. Those furniture templates could help many-many children with similar problems.
    I believe some Shriner woodworkers, all around the country would be happy to make furniture for children with problems.
    If you, or the teachers you work with, know of any children with bone, spine or other related problems and who do not seem to be getting the help they need, be sure to contact any Shriner to apply for (free) treatment at a Shrine Childrens Hospital.
    Don't know any Shriners? Contact me.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Kudos to you Ron. What worthwhile projects. Read something like this and one realizes just how lucky one is when you have healthy kids.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    That is an awesome project with may rewards.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great project, and great job.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Great project, and great job.

    Ditto to what Vaughn said
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