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Drawings For A Homemade Standing Frame




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#1 twentieth

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:05 AM

2o years ago in Rehab they had standing frames that were basically plumbing pipe screwed together and bolted down on heavy duty plywood. when you stood up you strapped a wide leather belt behind your heels, one in front of your thighs and one behind your butt. It was simple, sturdy and worked like a charm.
I was thinking of making one but it has been so long and I can't remember the details. Anyone know of any construction drawings for a standing frame? It seems ridiculous to spend 5k or better on the store bought frames.
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#2 sh1wn

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:39 AM

Go to google and set it for images and search for "standing frame" There are many pictures, it even shows some like you describe.
Hope this helps.

#3 airart1

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:36 AM

i have what is called a standing box made of just wood, i used to have the actual plans to it, but i couldnt tell u where they are, i could take some pics of it, i dont use it anymore but it worked great, it was designed off the one they had at stallworth at vanderbuilt rehab....i cant use it because of broken femurs in a serious of mishaps, once u stand in it it has a spring hinged door that locks your butt in and u just stand in it simple as can be......they are relatively easy to make......let me know and i'll pop some pictures.........


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