Entrance to house with simple door closer

Wheelchair users can close outward-opening doors by using a simple home-made door closer

Entrance to house with string as door closer
Entrance to house with string as door closer

Description
Outside the entrance door is a large wooden deck without any threshold. The door is fitted with a simple door closer. A string attached to a loop sits on the upper edge of the door, on the side that is opened. Next to it on the door frame is a loop through which the string runs. A wooden handle is attached to the string. The string hangs down and is long enough so that it can be reached with the hand when the door is open.

Users comments
The string is an easier, more attractive door closer than a handle on the door. No need to stretch backward.

Made by
The user

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
A similar doorcloser can be purchased at Pegasos, www.pegasos.se (last checked June 2017).

This tip is from 2006

Loop with string
Loop with string
Entrance door and wooden deck outside
Entrance door and wooden deck outside

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Tipsare: Lars

Lars lives togeher with his wife in a house in the countryside. He is working part time. Since 1967 he has a high paraplegia. He does not need any assistance.