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Project by maricamp posted 03-22-2011 03:40 AM 1540 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this high chair because it reminded me of the one we had for my little sister. And because it was only $7, and because it had the original wood tray. (Never mind that it was in two pieces!) The seat was cracked in three pieces, and all of the rungs were loose. I completely disassembled it, and trust me, reassembling the legs and 8 rungs was an experience! (after wards my husband informed me he has special clamps for chair legs, I used tiedown straps. But I don’t think the special clamps would have changed the total panic of hoping the glue isn’t setting faster than I was assembling all those pieces!) Anyway I have a cute little place for my critters to sit and supervise my sewing.





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Karson

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#1 posted 03-22-2011 04:02 AM

I think I like the original antique better.

Even though the cleaned up / re-glued one looks more function and that it won’t drop any of your precious things on the floor at an inappropriate time.

You just know how us woodworkers are?

You don’t, then consider this an LOL time.

Beautiful upgrade.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 03-22-2011 05:40 AM

Another masterpiece of restoration!

Beautiful job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 03-22-2011 06:51 AM

Looks good. After reading the story, I was going to say you could have made a new one easier, but when i looked a the pictures, it wasn’t all that bad ;-)) Besides, the wood would have been more than $7 and it would be the real deal from that time, would it?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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maricamp

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#4 posted 03-22-2011 05:11 PM

Thx, everyone!
@Karson, I don’t disagree with you, I love pieces that show the signs of years of use, and love. Just chose a different route this time!

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blockhead

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 01:29 AM

Very nice! I can’t believe its the same chair…looks brand new. I love the color scheme too. Very well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Allens

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#6 posted 07-24-2011 09:40 PM

Good Job, Cute, Sounds like a lot of work. Kathy

-- Paul & Kathy Allen

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