Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Make a toddler chair out of pvc pipe

For the last month we've removed our sofa's cushions on a daily basis.  Chuck likes sitting on the sofa and watching tv, but it was too tough for him to climb up with the cushions in place.

We didn't mind him sitting that way, but we figured we should get him some kid-sized furniture.  And then a DIY light bulb went off in our heads.

Why buy him furniture when we could make our own?

Hubby and I had two different furniture concepts, so we ended up with two solutions.  Since hubby's project is 90% completed, I'll post up his solution later.  Here's how I chose tackle the problem:  a toddler-sized chair made out of PVC pipes and fabric.

Front

Side

Back
Cute, right?  I love it.  But honestly, I can't take much credit for its creation.  All I did was follow Que Linda's super clear directions and assemble the pieces.  Our uncle cut the pipes (thanks Tito Ric!) and hubby sewed the fabric (thanks hubby!). So they're really today's star crafters.

As you can tell, Chuck loves his new seat.  He's certainly one happy customer.


20 comments:

  1. What a handy family from uncle, to dad to mom. Nothing better than homemade stuff. No one can put a price to it. Well done manlapigs. Of course, the little one who will use it is the icing on the cake!

    Nanna

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  2. I'm impressed that your design was executed so beautifully. This project should "go viral". Can't wait to see Dad's solution, tool

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  3. Thanks so much for your kind comments. I'll be sure to share them with my uncle and hubby. :)

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  4. So cute! It turned out really well, I love the pic of Baby Chuck relaxing in it :) I saw a really cool PVC pipe water table for outside once. Hmmm... I wonder what else you can make with that stuff?

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  5. Awesomely cool chair! i've never seen a chair made from pvc pipes before! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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