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Simple designs for outdoor parallel bars, both adjustable and non-adjustable, are included in Chapter 46 on playgrounds. In A ‘Playground for All’ Built by Children we also give suggestions for adjusting the bar height to meet the needs of the individual child. The designs shown are:
|simple, non-adjustable bars (bamboo, wood, or metal)||bars with a leg separator for a child whose knees pull together||2 designs for bars with adjustable height|
(design details for two of several models)
|ADJUSTABLE MODEL||NON-ADJUSTABLE MODEL|
wood or metal pole
Metal pipe (or try bamboo)
Adjust width by sliding the 2 blocks of wood in and out, then bolting.
Adjust height by putting bolts thorough different holes.
tube metal or wood pole
triangular wood supports (best if bolted)
slanted edge to help prevent tripping
IRON PIPE BARS
|Design from Functional aids for the Muliply Handicapped|
|NON-ADJUSTABLE BARS||WITH FOOT DIVIDER|
METAL CONDUIT TUBING
|ADJUSTABLE WIDTH BARS||ADJUSTABLE WIDTH AND HEIGHT|
Designs from Poliomyelitis, Huckstep.
This pipe slides in and out of this one.