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Does anyone know wear I could buy a highchair adult size in northwest UK or build one. Thanks
BSE, you did a great job on that!!! Very nice!BobbiSueEllen said:High-chairs are one of those weird things: if you find 'em custom-built for adults, they can be anywhere from pricey to cost-prohibitive...and usually there's a wider selection of them in North America, with a couple of cheap options.
There are also purpose-built youth/teen high-chairs which adults can manage to fit in...but being a 'medical device', the prices are astronomical because, for the best part, the government is paying--nay, being scammed--for them.
Some even use real toddlers' high chairs, which are risky...weight = breaks= injuries. Ow.
Then there improvising: as halfdan says & shows above, one can use director's chairs, even certain phlebotomy chairs...and add a tray. Easy-peasy.
Then...there's DIY. Some may want more authenticity and save a few bucks. DIY gives ya both, provided you are a fairly good "in-head, on-the-fly" designer, are patient and/or good with power tools. You don't necessarily have to own a Shopsmith Mark V...just be patient and be keen on detail, you can do a lot. For example, after considering buying & modifying a Winco 2578 phlebotomy chair, like this...
...it was clear that $850 and up wasn't gonna work...and even $300 used + shipping was painful. So...after looking at Winco's restaurant high-chairs (they make those, too), I did some twiddling with their design, enlarging it, compromising between scale & fit, buying wood & accessories, plotting, drawing, revising, redrawing, cutting, routing, sanding, drilling, filling, assembling, fitting, disassembling, painting, outfitting...this happened, for $200 in materials:
But anyway, these are some of the options out there. Hope this helped a little! 🥳
Aw, thank you! It was educational & fun to make, it's also very comfy & secure. Sitting it makes me 2 inches taller than standing up, the 3-point belt is snug...but not too much. The open front lets me kick & swing my legs a bit, like a real toddler...and the seatback's comfy but I'll get pinkish chair pads to make it better.BellasMommy said:BSE, you did a great job on that!!! Very nice!
I really like the decal too! It was a good thought using the phlebotomy chair then modifying it with a better tray and , ofcourse pretty pink pillows!!BobbiSueEllen said:Aw, thank you! It was educational & fun to make, it's also very comfy & secure. Sitting it makes me 2 inches taller than standing up, the 3-point belt is snug...but not too much. The open front lets me kick & swing my legs a bit, like a real toddler...and the seatback's comfy but I'll get pinkish chair pads to make it better.
Next thing, to cap it off: make a decal logo for the chairback...