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Hanging Basket / Tote Bag / Tray

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a means for individuals who use walkers to carry items. . Included in a chapter entitled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this illustrated article describes how to fashion and attach a container to a walker for use as a tote or tray. The selected basket or other container is fastened to the top bar of the walker with plastic ties. Attaching a dowel to the bottom of the container with plastic ties stabilizes the container and prevents swinging. MATERIALS: One container or basket; one half-inch diameter dowel, approximately 18 inches long; and two 1.25-inch diameter wooden "head beads" (found in craft stores) with half-inch holes. TOOLS: Saw and scissors. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry. TITLE: Walker Accessories. BOOK: Easy Things to Make to Make Things Easy: Simple Do-It-Yourself Home Modifications for Older People & Others with Physical Limitations. REF: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Brookline Books: p. 76-77. PAGES (including cover) 3. 1997.

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