Category: Lower Extremity Disabilities

Door Closer

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a means for individuals with arthritis or upper extremity, balance, or mobility disabilities to close doors. Included in a chapter entitled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for creating a door closer using basic materials. Screw eyes are screwed into the door and the doorframe and a heavy, smooth cord is tied to them. A heavy ring-shaped handle is tied to the end to the end of the cord to keep the cord straight and allow the door to be pulled closed. MATERIALS: Three screw eyes, six-feet of Venetian blind cord or similar cord, and a round, ring handle. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry. TITLE: Door Closer. 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. 70. PAGES (including cover) 2. 1997.


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