Is your child to old for a high chair, but too short for a standard chair?
For the cost of a cheapo plastic booster seat, you can build your child a modern higher chair. This simple sturdy plan is easy to build, features a foot rest and is easy for youngsters to climb up on. This chair is not meant to replace a high chair, and does not offer the security and safety of a high chair.
- 2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
- 1 - 1x12 @ 15" long
- 1 - 1x6 @ 15" long
- 2 - 2x2 @ 8 1/4" - one end at 10 degrees off square, shortest point
- 2 - 2x2 @ 10 1/16" - one end at 10 degrees off square, shortest point
- 2 - 2x2 @ 21 5/16" - both ends at 10 degrees off square, parallel to each other
- 2- 2x2 @ 21" (Front Legs)
- 2 - 2x2 @ 12" (Front Support/Apron)
- 1 - 1x12 @ 15" (Seat)
- 2 - 2x2 @ 19" (Back Supports)
- 1 - 2x2 @ 9" (Back Base)
- 1 - 1x6 @ 15" (Backrest)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.