Lightweight Table for a “Neater Eater”

Project  / Project number: SF2402  / 

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The challenge

This client wanted to use a “Neater Eater” (a device to steady her hand as she fed herself). She wanted the device to be positioned higher than a typical table and to be able to remove and engage the support rapidly with the minimum of help.

Client sitting with the Neater Eater attached to the new lightweight table

Client sitting with the Neater Eater attached to the new lightweight table

A strong but lightweight table support was made from glued-and-screwed plywood. The hollow construction was reinforced in the two areas which held the Neater Eater‘s clamps. The support lifts off the client’s existing table easily, because it is held by a steel bracket sliding onto the existing table and a hinged leg to carry the weight of the ‘free’ end.

Strong but lightweight construction

Strong but lightweight construction

The client is now able to feed herself comfortably.