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Need plan for accessible planter table

Posted by bettina CA (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 25, 07 at 14:24

I need plans for building a wheelchair accessible raised planter table. I work in a program for special needs students and we had to pull apart the old raised bed because it was built with pressure treated lumber and we would like to grow edibles. I would like to build something that sutdents in wheelchairs can roll under. A volunteer has offered to construct the table planter but asked that I give him a schematic drawing or plan to follow.


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RE: Need plan for accessible planter table

I would think if you construct a table at the appropriate height for wheelchair bound youngsters and put an edge around it to form a box, it would work. From what I have read, you should make it so folks can easily reach into it without straining and make it only about 4 feet across at the most. I think if you are dealing with children, it would probably be even narrower than that. I also think the pressure treated wood would be okay if you line the table with plastic, which would also help to preserve the wood as well.

Here are some good links to check out:

http://www.mdausa.org/publications/Quest/q31garden.html

http://www.newmobility.com/articleViewIE.cfm?id=385

http://www.hort.vt.edu/human/pub426020d.html


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