What's the point of relaxing with a drink when you have to constantly sit up straight to enjoy it? Enter the recliner straw! With a few dollars and a couple of hand tools, you can stay reclined while you sip your tasty beverage.

This instructable includes a 3' long flexible straw and a spill-proofing block to keep your bottle from tipping over while you're drinking.

Step 1: Parts & Tools

Picture of Parts & Tools


1. 2X6 lumber (at least 5 1/2" long)

2. 1/2" OD flexible plastic tubing


1. Hand drill with hole saw

2. Tape measure, pencil, ruler

3. Sand paper

4. Scissors

SparkySolar10 months ago

neat, I bet its nice in the summer

mrandle1 year ago

I saw this at an antique store the other day. It's for Vodka but i'm sure anything would work. This might fix that suction problem you are having. A Drug store might have the I.V tubing. This picture is missing the drip but that might work better.

Whoops forgot image.

JON-A-TRON (author)  mrandle1 year ago

I was thinking maybe something along the lines of a hamster feeder, but this is much better. It's M*A*S*H merch too! Probably worth more than you paid for it.

I didn't buy it but I should have. You could put a camel bak mouthpiece on the end so that you can just bite down when you want a drink. The hampster feeder might taste metallic but it would be interesting to see.

JON-A-TRON (author) 1 year ago
Thanks for the tip guys. As you may have guessed, it's not so relaxing when you have to maintain pressure on the tube
diydonut1 year ago

Yep a simple CVU directional check valve would mean you would have to strain a lot less. Just make sure you find something desposable and cheap.

The regulator used in IntraVenous fluid system can be used to help suction in long tubes. Once suction is completed same regulator can be 'closed' to prevent backflow.

wilgubeast1 year ago

Super lazy.