Posterior Walker Tray

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Introduction: Posterior Walker Tray

Walker trays are a great way to help individuals who use walkers stay independent.

These are instructions of how to make a stow-able walker tray for a posterior walker.

(NOTE: the walker used in the instruction photos is a standard walker modeling a posterior walker)

Step 1: Parts and Pieces

All parts and pieces are available from local hardware and craft stores.

Super glue or other form of strong adhesive will also be needed.

A PVC cutter is extremely helpful.

Step 2: Prop Arm

Cut pieces according to the chart in step one.

Dry fit all of the pieces together.

Step 3: Tray Arm

Cut pieces according to the chart in step one.

Dry fit all of the pieces together.

Parts E, K, and E slide over part J.

Step 4: Tray

Use any preferred plastic tray. The tray shown was not wide enough so plastic extenders were added to the sides.

Use any strong adhesive. Type of adhesive is based on preference. 3M outdoor mounting tape was used the in the model shown.

Parts N (PVC plug) will go into parts E on previous step.

Parts O (PVC cap) will slide over parts D when tray is assembled.

Step 5: Pivot Sleeves

Cut pieces according to the chart in step one.

Hose clamp the PVC onto the walker.

Place craft foam underneath the hose clamp to prevent scratching.

(Note: this is a standard walker modeling a posterior walker)

Step 6: Installing Arms

Prop Arm

Take apart parts C an G on the prop arm.

Starting that the bottom slide part G through part L.

Re- assembly parts C and G.

Tray Arm

Repeat prop arms steps on the opposite side.

Step 7: Installing Tray

Dry fit parts N into parts E. Part N does not need to be flush with E.

Tray should pivot freely.

Step 8: Using the Tray

Arm of the tray should both come forward.

The tray will swing upward.

The caps (Part O) will slide over Part D of the prop arm.

THE TRAY IS READY TO USE!

Notes:

  • Velcro can be added to the arms and walker to help keep arms stowed when tray is not in use
  • Hose clamps (Part M) can be trimmed and/or covered to prevent contact with any sharp edges

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    That's a neat idea for a modification, you could even automate it with a button to make it easier to use :)