purpleheart & yellowheart high-chair for Tarissa

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Project by tomakazi posted 05-31-2009 07:01 PM 2295 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans were from Rockler, I didn’t have the time to research all the specs for baby furniture. With existing plans I always have to personalize it and give it a little kick!!! I used purpleheart & yellowheart.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#1 posted 05-31-2009 07:11 PM

nice work !
welcome .
must be nice to work in exotics ,
the last time i bought some ,
i walked out with 3 1×6x6 for $300.00 !
keep up the good work !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 07:42 PM

Beautiful! I like the natural wood colors. Great Job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 07:45 PM

I love purpleheart. Welcome to the site. Great place. I would tell you how addictive it is, but that’s someone else’s line.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 08:23 PM

Looks like a project well done to me.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 05-31-2009 08:31 PM

Very unique wood choice looks great, Cute little one. Look out they grow up fast.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 08:48 PM

That is really COOL!

I like the dovetailed stretchers and the way you did the caps on the seat back!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-01-2009 04:37 AM

Lookin’ good from here!! I love purpleheart :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 06-01-2009 04:42 AM

Purpleheart is a wonderful wood to work on if you can get it and afford it. It finishes about as nicely as you can find. That is a LOT of purpleheart though.

Thanks for posting the post finish picture. You can tell that a little time has passed because it has started to brown a little. There have been some discussions on LJ about how to retain the purple of purpleheart and the orange of padauk. I personally like the way it ages.

Great job!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#9 posted 06-01-2009 05:07 AM

I see you used dovetails on the stretchers. Nicely executed and I too love the PH have about 300 board feet.. It is one exotic that doesn’t cost the earth over here, about AU$5.00 per board foot, actually I get most of my timber at a good price.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 06-23-2009 07:47 AM

A high-chair made of purple heart…now I’ve seen it all! This is something you can hand down to your grandchildren! Great work!

-- "Always keep your pencil sharp and ready"

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#11 posted 07-26-2009 05:06 AM

Thats a beauty!! What a cute little gerber face, tricycle motor!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#12 posted 07-26-2009 05:23 AM

A very nice chair. Looks like a happy customer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 02-08-2010 06:46 AM

One of most beautiful woods around! Excellent work.

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#14 posted 02-12-2010 11:56 PM

THE TITLE says it all. Little QT Tarissa deserves this high chair. She has stolen the show from the chair which is made with your love.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#15 posted 06-01-2010 08:26 PM

Nice work….
I noticed that the “baby” in the picture is now 4 years old.

Does the chair still “fit” ?

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