Child's Chair

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Project by Carl W Richardson posted 01-29-2013 03:17 PM 1093 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of my wife’s is a Physical Therapist who has a 6 year old client with some form of serious muscular disorder that causes muscle spasms. The Therapist has an antique red child’s chair that this little girl loves but can’t use without being tied in to prevent her from falling sideways off of the chair.

The Therapist originally asked me if I could add arms to her antique chair but I felt that a new chair was in order instead of damaging the antique..

Poplar wood and pocket hole screws made it an easy build.. Exterior latex paint should make it durable..

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 05:29 PM

Thank you! Nice build.

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 03:41 AM

Sweet little chair. I bet that little girl will really love the new chair.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 02:57 PM

Beautiful chair, like the color and the design. It is stout and looks very sturdy suited for kids. Great work!


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#4 posted 01-30-2013 04:51 PM

What a great story, what a great thing to do, and what an awesome job you did!!!

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 05:32 PM

It’s a real nice chair and looks very sturdy.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 01-31-2013 01:26 AM

Nice build, great finish!

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#7 posted 01-31-2013 04:53 AM

Neat little chair. I’m sure the little girl will be thrilled with it!

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