Childs Seat

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Project by michaelray posted 09-08-2009 08:55 PM 1050 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A chair made for one of the kids my wife babysits. She asked me to build this after noticing he (a 1 year old) was trying to sit on the first step of a step stool we have in the house. On Saturday morning she mentioned she would like a seat for him to sit/climb on – by Saturday evening this is what I had completed.

Can’t tell you how many ‘on-the-fly’ design changes were made as we went back and forth with “OK, that sounds good” to “That wasn’t what I had in mind, can you change this?”.

Finished with water based stain and poly.


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#1 posted 09-08-2009 09:32 PM

It looks great. do you have a strap to to hold the child down with?

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 09-08-2009 10:07 PM

Wow! Tucker has his own chair. looks like an original design and a keeper. well done.

-- John @

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#3 posted 09-08-2009 11:28 PM

No strap. That would defeat the purpose of him crawling all over it and sitting whichever way he pleases. He was even crawling through the back. It’s only about 4-5 inches tall.


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#4 posted 09-09-2009 01:25 AM

Pretty slick. I made something similar for my granddaughter and she dragged it with her wherever she went. I’m sure Tucker will be quite pleased.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 03:51 AM

Nice chair but can he get his head stack though the back?

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 04:14 AM

Woody – not really. The gap is big enough for him to crawl through. believe me he’s already tried.


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