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La-Z-Boy Pedestal

#259215 by jgrounds » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:23 pm

A friend has been diagnosed with IBM disease. Inclusion body myositis is a rare inflammatory condition of the muscles that causes weakness. One group of muscles involved in his case are the large thigh muscles making it difficult for him to stand from a sitting position. We have talked about raising his Lazy Boy recliner about four inches several times to help improve his situation. His chair has a round base as shown below.

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We considered two options.
Option 1 was to attach about six, 4 inch bun feet around the base and a 7th in the center. These would be off the shelf stock and use off the shelf mounting hardware.

Option 2, the option selected, was to construct a plywood pedestal as roughly illustrated in the following photo:

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My first step was to figure out how much plywood to buy. I used Cut list optimizer as an aid. I needed six 28 inch squares, 3 solid and 3 could be glue ups. That would mean one full sheet and one quarter sheet of plywood needed.

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Step 2. Rough in the circles. Again, 3 are solid and 3 are glue ups. The glue ups are marked up in the photo below and will be spoked to reduce the weight of the pedestal.

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The following photo shows assembly progress. the first wafer, the one on the bottom, was cut round with a router using a circle jig. It was then use a template to cut the remaining 5 layers. Each layer was added by glueing it to the template circle using a router flower bit to match previous layers.

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The next photo is top layer glued on to the lower layers. It will need to be routed with the follower bit to match the lower layers.

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Top ring glued on routed and hickory stain applied.

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Project complete and installed.

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Re: La-Z-Boy Pedestal

#259217 by artman60 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:24 pm

Option two was much more elegant!

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Re: La-Z-Boy Pedestal

#259224 by rjent » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:27 pm

That is great work! I agree, option two has class! :cool:

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Re: La-Z-Boy Pedestal

#259248 by Hobbyman2 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:09 pm

nice!

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Re: La-Z-Boy Pedestal

#259250 by berry » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:45 pm

Great way to help a friend .

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Re: La-Z-Boy Pedestal

#259267 by wa2crk » Wed May 01, 2019 8:15 am

Classy fix for an unusual problem. Never wood have thought of that. Your friend has a true friend
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