Highchair in Sycamore

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Project by DaytonB posted 2469 days ago 1587 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair was built for a good friend of mine. He in turn built my website. It’s out of 100+ year old sycamore beams from barn on my Grandfather’s farm in KS. I absolutely love the color contrast in the wood. I’ve tried to come up with an all wood tray latch system but so far the closest I have got still requires a metal coil spring. If anyone has any suggestions on how I could make an entirely wood latch please let me know.


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Mark Mazzo

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#1 posted 2469 days ago

Another beautiful chair. Very lucky child to sit in a Maloof-inspired chair!

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#2 posted 2469 days ago

Impressive, to say the least!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 2469 days ago

Without seeing your website, I’d still imagine he got the better end of the deal.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 2469 days ago

Once again!!!!! I really like the sycamore you used in this chair. Great craftsmanship….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 2469 days ago

oh my goodness, this is beautiful. And the little one won’t even know how special his chair is—well, not for another 20 years, anyway.

LOVE the colour. Sweet

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2469 days ago

Nice work! That sycamore is very beautiful wood.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 2467 days ago

wow! I have a 7month old in a high-chair – not sure I would let her slop around in this (this is too nice)

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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Bob Areddy

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#8 posted 1695 days ago

Gorgeous… and how do you guys take photos like this? Do you have one big white room? I see no walls or corners….

-- --Bob

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#9 posted 1694 days ago

Very cool high chair.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1693 days ago

Rareddy, the pictures were taken in front of a Syke wall at the photo studio. It’s a constructed two sided wall that has no hard corners. The wall scoops or slope into the floor as well as curves into the other wall. It’s a pretty cool set up, the only hard part in building one would be the corner where the walls and floor meet.

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