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Grandsons 3 in 1 highchair/rocker/desk

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Project by Lee Leitner posted 01-03-2017 04:07 AM 2690 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Christmas I made my grandson a 3in1 highchair/desk/rocker. It is based off of an Amish one I saw. I made some alterations to the design like adding an adjustable/removable table top for the high chair. It is made of red oak and finished with golden oak and truoil with the exception of the table top which was finished with butchers block oil to make it food safe. It was a lot of fun making it for him and even more fun watching him in it.

-- Lee





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#1 posted 01-03-2017 04:11 AM

good idea …...looks very nice ….GREAT JOB :<)

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 04:14 AM

Thanks Tony

-- Lee

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 11:46 AM

Nice work Lee. I’m impressed. I was sent that Amish version photo by several nieces who wanted me to make one for them but I was too lazy to work out the drawings to make it, I’m impressed that you did. Like that you plugged the screw holes.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 01-03-2017 01:05 PM

Great project. Looks like a happy “customer” too.

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#5 posted 01-03-2017 01:08 PM

Thanks Ken it means a lot coming from you. I was going to use all dados but all the interior angles got weird soooo….I did cheat a bit and let my CNC carve the dish for the table top LOL

-- Lee

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#6 posted 01-03-2017 01:10 PM

Thanks BB1…he is a happy baby

-- Lee

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#7 posted 01-03-2017 07:09 PM

Looks like the little guy certainly APPROVES! So I give it 2 thumbs up too! Nice job, Lee.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 01-03-2017 07:12 PM

Thanks Joe

-- Lee

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#9 posted 01-03-2017 08:33 PM

This is very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 01-03-2017 10:25 PM

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#11 posted 01-04-2017 02:08 AM

I like that. Great workmanship and a happy camper using it too !! Multi function is good for most new families that are in limited space.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#12 posted 01-04-2017 02:26 AM

What happens to the high chair table when in desk mode? I also noticed that the high chair table has a rim around it. This is a very nice feature. Great build. Thanks for sharing.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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#13 posted 01-04-2017 03:38 AM

Great job. He looks so happy to be using it… no matter what position it’s in. Nice attention to detail as well.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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#14 posted 01-04-2017 04:13 AM

mark..it is designed to be removed. However I could not figure out a way to store it on board so it goes in the corner or something LOL

-- Lee

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#15 posted 01-04-2017 09:12 PM

What a clever item/project…well done sir

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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