Gary, I am a paraplegic and use a transfer board in almost exactly the same way you describe the way your wife needs to use one. Mine is 3/8 in thick baltic birch plywood, 7 layer with two hand holds, nearly semicircular about 3 in wide, 2 1/2 in radius centered about 6 in from the ends. The edges are somewhat rounded (bullnose?). The board itself is 29 x 9 in, and it cost a pretty penny. You can get baltic birch from Rockler, 3/8 in thick, 24 x 48 in, #47646 for $16.99 + shipping, handling, tax, etc, much less than I paid for my pre made transfer board, and you can cut it as you need, and get several from one sheet.
I find it very convenient to have one for the house and one for the car.
later add-on: it does need to be made very smooth; mine has a very thin melamine coating.
Best of luck with everything, and best wishes for your wife.
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Last edited by TWheels; 01-23-2014 at 09:17 PM.