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Make a Homemade Garden Kneeler

Make a low-cost homemade garden kneeler using these easy-to-follow instructions. Build this device to help you get up from kneeling the garden.

| August/September 2007

Never get down and out in the garden again! Build this low-cost homemade garden kneeler using these easy-to-follow instructions.

Make a Homemade Garden Kneeler

Last year, while I finished touching up a few spots on my driveway, I started to get up, paint pot in one hand and brush in the other. Suddenly, the old right knee gave out. Falling backwards, I quickly jammed my right foot back for balance, breaking my big toe. A few days later, I tried to think of something that might help support me as I tried to stand after kneeling. I fashioned this handy tool for the “kneeling impaired” gardener.

Parts (total cost about $4)1 15-inch piece of 3/4-inch plastic pipe for the leg; 2 5-inch pieces for the feet; 4 4-inch pieces for the toes; 4 3/4-inch “Ts” for the joints; 4 1-inch rubber crutch tips; Plastic pipe glue; Household glue.

To make sure you know where all the pieces belong, first put the project together without the glue. Then do it again with the glue, which dries fairly rapidly. Happy gardening!



JohnDavid
8/7/2018 5:37:57 PM

Garden kneelers are becoming more popular now as we boomers age. Our knees, for most of us, are not what they used to be. I used to be an outstanding track and field athlete and now I am just outstanding in a field weeding the garden. Our yard is like a jungle and these kneelers are a Godsend. Make your own or buy one. It will make all the difference.


JohnDavid
8/7/2018 5:34:35 PM

I used to be an outstanding track and field star athlete. Now I am just out standing in my back yard weeding somewhere. These garden kneelers are a Godsend whether you buy one or make one. They are the bees knees Louise. Save your joints and get one. One way or the other.


JohnDavid
8/7/2018 5:34:34 PM

Garden kneelers are becoming more popular now as we boomers age. Our knees, for most of us, are not what they used to be. I used to be an outstanding track and field athlete and now I am just outstanding in a field weeding the garden. Our yard is like a jungle and these kneelers are a Godsend. Make your own or buy one. It will make all the difference.







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