Highchair in Sycamore

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Project by DaytonB posted 10-26-2007 03:29 PM 2337 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 10-26-2007 03:40 PM

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 10-26-2007 03:41 PM

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 10-26-2007 04:33 PM

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 10-26-2007 04:40 PM

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 10-26-2007 05:12 PM

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 10-27-2007 04:45 AM

Nice work! That sycamore is very beautiful wood.

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

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#7 posted 10-28-2007 05:47 PM

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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#8 posted 12-09-2009 04:09 AM

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 12-09-2009 06:36 AM

Very cool high chair.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 12-10-2009 03:40 PM

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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