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School chair alteration

  • Sophie Morrison
  • Scotland
  • 05/07 2008
  • Complete

School chair alterationCharlie, who has restricted growth, was starting secondary school and wanted a chair like the other pupils. This required a reduction of about 16cm in the distance from the front of the seat to the backrest.

The seat was removed from a standard school chair, the front supports were cut back to the cross member and a piece was cut off the back of the seat, so retaining the lip at the front. This gave a reduction of 11cm. Taking off the backrest and blocking it forward achieved a further 5cm. A footrest was fitted on wooden rails attached to the chair legs at a height of 17.5cm.

Charlie now has a chair that is not too unlike those of his classmates.

(Scottish Borders)

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