Baby's Highchair

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Project by Nicky posted 03-29-2012 12:24 AM 2110 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Looked around for plans for highchairs but their were slim pickings. Even Rockler dropped their plans. Found what I liked in a Wood magazine, from 1992, that was sitting in my shop; go figure! Note to self…one day,make an index.

Chair is wormy maple with walnut plugs and a clear finish. This was a lot of fun to build and offered some challenges. Can’t wait for the grandson to start scratching it up to give it some character.

-- Nicky

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 12:52 AM

Very nice. Not a quick simple project by any means

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 01:01 AM

Turned out real nice there Nicky

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 02:47 AM

Beautiful work. It can easily become a family heirloom. If I get any more grandchildren I’ll just have to do something like this.

Just a suggestion though, you might want to incorporate some sort of a safety strap, seat belt, or maybe a vertical post, to prevent your grandson from sliding out of it. I remember a terrible accident several years back where a (briefly unattended) child slid down and got wedged between the tray and the seat back.

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 03:00 AM

Thanks for the kind comments.

Safety straps will be installed. I have ordered the material and should be here on Friday. I remember mine when they were young, and the challenge of keeping them in a highchair.

-- Nicky

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#5 posted 03-29-2012 06:18 PM

Exactly, slim pickings on these. I build one for my grandaughter. Lots of tricky angles, huh?

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 08:04 PM

This project had many angle cuts and a few compound angles as well. I also had a limited amount of wormy maple, and needed to minimize waste. I used my little wixey angle gauge and obtained repeatable results.

Thanks for looking.

-- Nicky

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 08:13 PM

That is very nice. You happen to remember which issue of Wood Magazien?

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 10:52 PM

Wood Magazine, April 1992 NO. 51

-- Nicky

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#9 posted 03-31-2012 08:59 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

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#10 posted 03-31-2012 10:15 AM

Very nice highchair!! , looks like hickory

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 03:25 AM

Very nice

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#12 posted 05-07-2013 11:32 PM

Very nice…. I just became a grandfather myself and am in search for some plans for a high chair now.

-- nichiyou-daiku (Sunday Carpenter)

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