Breakfast cart

Using the breakfast cart the user (who operates a wheelchair and has impaired hand function) can treat his wife to breakfast in bed

Breakfast cart with pull-out board and round board pulled out
Breakfast cart with pull-out board and round board pulled out

Description
The breakfast cart is a specially designed storage unit on casters with two shelves. Below the upper shelf is a pull-out board and under it, a round rotating board sits on a slide-out arm that can be a night table or reading table (you can add a plate as a book support) or a breakfast table. The lower shelf has a wood box that opens with two lids, one that opens downward and one that opens upward. The box contains a toaster and an extra electrical outlet. Another box that stands on the storage unit (not in the photo) has room for butter, cheese, marmalade and a small ice pack. Inside the upper lid is a cheese slicer, butter knife and a spoon. On top of the storage unit is a coffee-maker operated by a timer or remote control unit. The user loads the cart in the evening before going to bed.

Users comments
It took time to hit on this solution. When he isn’t treating his wife to breakfast in bed, he uses the breakfast cart as a TV table. At first the coffee-maker started with a timer. The user replaced it with a remote control unit in order to be able to control exactly when the coffee is ready. He keeps the remote control unit by his bed.

Made by
Tord Larsson and Bo Gösta Sandberg

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

Breakfast cart with toaster in box
Breakfast cart with toaster in box
Handle to be able to move the breakfast cart
Handle to be able to move the breakfast cart
Breakfast cart
Breakfast cart

Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.