Make Your Own Walker

12 thoughts on “Make Your Own Walker”

  1. Miguel Angel said:

    Great Idea!, Do you have the instructions on writting?, if you do could you please post it, or send it to me?, Thank you so much!!

    • I don’t have the instructions in written down, but I have an Excel spreadsheeet. Type in the height you want and it tells you all the parts you need. Unfortunately, I just clicked on the link for where I got the wheels and they no longer sell them. That was the hardest part for me to find – so you’ll have to do a lot of googling on ‘plastic blow molded wheels’. But, I’ll go ahead an email the spreadsheet.

  2. Frank Smithwick said:

    I am going to attempt to build your walker for my son. Can you send me the spreadsheet.

  3. Very interested in this spreadsheet as well!

  4. Hi! I love your work! Hope you can send me the spreadsheet as well. I plan to do this for my son with down syndrome and hopefully be able to share the idea with my co-parents. Thank you very much! 🙂

  5. Vicki Rowland said:

    Would you send me the spreadsheet as well, please. I want to make one for my elderly mother so she can use the pool at my sister’s house. Thanks!

    • The spreadsheet I have wouldn’t help with making a walker for an adult. The spreadsheet is based on using 3/4 inch pipe and a sink trap for the front handles, but for an adult I would definitely use at least 1-1/4″. And, I would change the design, too. For example, look at the picture for https://jenmadeit.com/2015/03/02/bryan-made-it/. They added to the stiffness by putting in extra pipe on the sides – I would do that on the sides and the back for an adult. Also, you could just use 90 degree elbows for the front legs like in this picture… https://jenmadeit.com/2014/12/08/meet-johnathan/. So, you’d need to buy 3-ways, 4-ways, a couple T’s, elbows and then the pipe itself. If I were you, I’d draw a picture of it, then put in the dimensions to get to the height you’d need for your mom. Then it’s just a matter of cutting the lengths of the pipe and putting it together. (Don’t forget to drill holes in it if she’s going to go walk into the pool). Then I’d test it out and make sure it was sturdy enough before handing it off to an elderly mother !! And if it isn’t sturdy enough — scrap it…

  6. I’d love to make one of these for my son with CP. Could you email me the spreadsheet, please? Any ideas on where to buy the wheels and the corner pieces?

  7. Paul Bishop said:

    Hi. I live in Laos and I would like to make a walker for a little girl with CP who lives in a nearby village. Could you please send me the spreadsheet? Thank you.

  8. Carolyn Plou said:

    Can you email me the spreadsheet? Making a walker for one of my patients

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