Modified arm of riser armchair

Project  / Project number: BK2017/80  /  Status:


The challenge

Chair armrest
Existing arm rest
chair grabrail in position
New grab rail in position

chair grabrail New grab rail
The armrest of riser armchair was used heavily during the client’s transition from wheelchair to armchair. He didn’t use the elevate function, but preferred to use his upper body strength to transition. His concern that the armrest lacked a good purchase.

The armrest was easily removed, and a handle and fixing bracket designed to fit snugly over the side panel. Clamp screws were added, but these were not required upon fitting. The bracket was made of recycled marine ply from a kitchen and a hardwood tent pole.

This job was subsequently modified under BK2017/80.