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Project by Monte Pittman posted 11-14-2015 11:44 PM 2009 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Tripp Trapp chair is very popular. I recently made a dining set for one of my best friends. He asked for a matching chair for his granddaughter. So after a couple failed attempts to make it into a different style, I decided to go back to more of the original design. Paranoia caused me to add the supports. I made the 1-1/4” dowels because Menards said that they can’t get them in Beetle Kill Pine. I debated on contouring the seat, but several friends with children said that it wasn’t necessary.

34” tall X 19-1/2” wide and 23” deep.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 11-15-2015 12:10 AM

I like the adjustable seat to adapt to the growing child.

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#2 posted 11-15-2015 01:26 AM

I like it !! Looks good Monte !! That should work for several generations of grandchildren.


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#3 posted 11-15-2015 02:01 AM

That is awesome. Love the design and the BKP. Great job buddy

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 03:19 AM

That’s a great kids chair the design!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 11-15-2015 03:20 AM

very nice Monte !

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#6 posted 11-15-2015 10:55 AM

At first I thought it was a step-stool. As a child’s chair …..I get it! This will be valued for years and handed down too. Nice job and design. Very unique piece.

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#7 posted 11-15-2015 12:33 PM

That came out great

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#8 posted 11-15-2015 12:35 PM

I’m intrigued. I built a cedar table and have leftover wood that I need to use before we move this summer. Do you have any plans for this? It is very impressive. I currently have one of those strap on child chairs on a bench and it isn’t very secure at all. Thank you for sharing

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#9 posted 11-15-2015 01:56 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 11-15-2015 03:24 PM

I don’t have plans for mine. But if you search LJS a couple others have posted plans for theirs.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 11-15-2015 03:28 PM


At first I thought it was a step stool for getting into cabinets, but now I can also see how the adjustable seat can be used for a kid growing up.

Good job

O and a suggestion It looks a little to glossy for this project in my opinion maybe semi gloss

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#12 posted 11-15-2015 04:30 PM

looks great Monte!

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#13 posted 11-15-2015 06:12 PM

Monte, I think you made a great chair here. I totally agree with the support pieces. What would you think of making them the same size as the main frame? Too bulky? Too heavy? Maybe it’s just the lighter color of the near support that is distracting to me? Not sure. It was great to watch you build it. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 11-15-2015 06:22 PM

Never heard of a Tripp Trapp chair but this thing is very neat !

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#15 posted 11-15-2015 06:25 PM

Interesting design, I have just finished one for grand kids from a LJ posting. Seat hooks on dowels. I like the idea of the second seat that can be used as a food rest or to climb up on when they are young. I may add a foot rest to mine. Thanks for the additional design and ideas

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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