Wooden Baby High Chair Plans According to Woodworking Experts
The following wooden baby high chair plans on this page are rated highly and have been recommended by many respected woodworking experts and if you follow their instructions and blueprints to the letter, you should get good results.
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That being said, this website can't be responsible and should be held harmless should the high chair woodworking plans produce a chair that proves to be unsafe or to cause harm. Parents should consult an expert and follow their advice on all issues pertaining to the safety of baby furniture and gear.
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Why do people make their own wood baby high chairs?
Is it because they are cheap or better?
Woodworkers believe that there is no need to buy ready-made baby furniture when they can build everything that's needed to furnish the nursery themselves. Handmade baby furniture often is passed down in families for generations as precious heirlooms. Knowing this inspires those of us with woodworking skills to make furniture rather than to buy it.
- Study the diagrams included with the plans carefully looking for indications that the baby chair you plan to build will be easy to keep clean after the child decides the stained wood needs to be painted with carrots, peas with a little mashed potatoes and gravy for good measure
- Be sure the design is sturdy enough to withstand several years of use by a wiggling, healthy, active baby who may or may not be happy sitting in the seat while everyone else is sitting around the family supper table in a "grown-up" chair.
- Beginners should check to see how easy the construction will be and that the wooden high chair plans don't call for skills beyond their experience like complicated joints and turnings.
- Check to see what kind of tools and hardware will be needed based on the blueprints. One of our woodworking parents who built their child's wood high chair using one of the FREE high chair woodworking http://www.cj.com/plans that we have featured on this page said that they were able to manage the project using nothing more than the usual hand tools found in a basic tool kit.
Measurements and Specs of the Baby High Chair Woodworking Plans
After you are satisfied that the wooden high chair plans seem safe and easy enough to tackle, examine the measurements on the blueprints to be sure that the width from one side to the other is the right size for your dining area.
You will want to be sure that the finished height of the chair will allow it to fit underneath your dining room table so that when the baby is older she can sit at the table and enjoy her meal with the family. Most high chair plans feature legs that can easily be adjusted to accomodate the height of most tables. Remember to measure from the floor up to the underneath of the table not the surface of the table's top.
What kind of wood is best for making a wooden high chair?
Most of the woodworking experts recommend oak above all other hardwoods but said that pretty much any hardwood would be fine. One expert said that pine and other softwoods are prone to split and splinter making joining and routing a problem.
How much wood will I need?
You will need to refer to your woodworking plans to get exact measurements and always buy a few extra boards just in case. Some of the free plans that were highly recommended required 24 running feet of framing wood and 4 feet of material wide enough to build the seat of the high chair and a tray.
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