School chair alteration
Charlie, 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.