Category: Housekeeping General

Utility Tray

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities to organize and carry items. Included in a chapter entitled "Living Room & Leisure Activities," this article provides detailed instructions with illustrations for making a tray with a Luan plywood bottom and lattice molding sides. The tray is equipped with D-shaped handles large enough to slip the user’s hands through. MATERIALS: A quarter-inch thick piece of 11 x 14 inch Luan (smooth-surfaced) mahogany plywood, a 51-inch long piece of 1.75 x 0.25 inch lattice molding, two D-shaped cabinet door handles with bolts, one 7-inch piece of quarter-round molding (either half- or three-quarter-inch size) to reinforce corners, glue, and paint, stain, or polyurethane. TOOLS: Sandpaper, saw, and screwdriver. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry. TITLE: Utility Tray. 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. 59. PAGES (including cover) 2. 1997


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