|Project by jeff_wenz||posted 04-13-2010 07:56 PM||5000 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
So… I picked up a counter height table and chairs set from Sam’s for Christmas. Less than $300 – couldn’t make it for that AND my wife really liked it. Even though me and my wife do not have children, the problem is, whenever we have friends over for dinner, if they have kids we have to roll out a computer chair. Well, that solution that worked for our normal height table in the past won’t work for this higher table. So I decided to make a restaurant style high chair. So I “borrowed” a prototype from church. I picked one that needed to be serviced up as it was a little wobbly. I think that made my conscience feel better.
I constructed this out of maple and painted it black to match the table and chairs. The seat is mahogany. I picked up the $90 Rockler HVLP spray system finishing this project (btw, you can get the same unit from Harbor Freight about $10 cheaper than Rockler’s sale price). You may ask, “Why use maple if you are just going to paint it?” That is a great question. The logical answer is I went to buy the poplar at Meyer Decorative Surfaces and they had a sale on 4’ length maple in various widths that was cheaper than poplar.
The only remaining task is to sew and attach the 1” nylon strap/buckle for securing the little kiddo.
Oh, and turns out, since I started this project, me and my wife are going to need a high chair anyway. :)
-- Jeff, North Carolina