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Wooden Doll High Chair Plans

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Check out my free wooden doll high chair plans! These plans will help you make an easy DIY babydoll high chair with a modern look.

Free wooden doll high chair plans!

Hey there! I’m really excited to share this post—about as excited as I was to share the coordinating project—the plans for my modern wooden babydoll crib. I designed these wooden doll high chair plans to match. And it’s so cute!

This is a fairly easy build. It isn’t that big, and it doesn’t take a lot of lumber. Lumber is pretty expensive right now, so I tried to keep it as easy as possible. And I also provided suggestions for minimizing waste below in the lumber shopping list section.

However, the piece does include quite a few angled cuts. Angles stress me out, I’m not going to lie. So if they stress you out too, this is a great practice project. If I can do it, so can you! So let’s jump in and look at the lumber shopping list, as well as the tools and supplies list.

gorgeous modern kids room with a cute doll high chair and crib

Lumber shopping list:

  • (1) 1″ by 10″ cut to 18″ poplar—buy the pay-by-the-foot stuff to save money. If you can’t find that option, just buy a 1″ by 10″ by 24″ pre-cut piece to minimize waste
  • (1) 1″ by 2″ cut to 7′ poplar—buy the pay-by-the-foot stuff to save money. If you can’t find that option, just buy a 1″ by 2″ by 8′ pre-cut piece to minimize waste
  • (1) 1/2″ by 12″ by 12″ plywood—buy a smaller craft piece online to minimize waste, or use a scrap piece of something like I did
  • (1) 5/8″ by 5/8″ by 3 1/2″—buy a pay by the foot trim piece that you cut down in store to save money and minimize waste.

Tools and supplies list for the wooden doll high chair:

And here are the wooden doll high chair plans!

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Step 1: Cut all pieces and drill pocket holes

The first step is to cut all pieces and drill pocket holes as necessary. I tried hard to keep this simple in terms of what you need to buy. I like to try to minimize lumber waste/leftover lumber, so I have a few suggestions on how to do that in the lumber shopping list above.

Also keep in mind that many of these cuts have angles, so make sure to read the list below carefully. Including the caveats! I describe the angles and the pocket hole placement as clearly as I can 🙂

Here is the cut list and pocket hole guide for the high chair:

  • (1) A piece, chair back: 1″ thick (actual: 3/4″) by 9 1/2″ high by 9″ wide
    • Cut at 1.5° with 9″ at the widest part—the top—and 8 1/2″ at the most narrow part—the bottom
  • (1) B piece, chair seat: 1″ thick (actual: 3/4″) by 7″ deep by 8 3/4″ wide
    • Cut at 1.5° with 8 3/4″ at the widest part—the front—and 8 1/2″ at the most narrow part—the back
    • (4) pocket holes in the bottom-back
  • (4) C pieces, legs: 1″ thick by 2″ wide by 14 1/2″ high (actual: 3/4″ by 1 1/2″ by 14 1/2″)
    • Each cut at 5° parallel to one another
  • (2) D pieces, front/back aprons: 1″ thick by 2″ wide by 4 3/4″ (actual: 3/4″ by 1 1/2″ by 4 3/4″)
    • Each cut at 5° angles facing out with 4 3/4″ at the widest part
    • (2) pocket holes on the end of each piece
  • (2) E pieces, left/right aprons: 1″ thick by 2″ wide by 4 1/2″ (actual: 3/4″ by 1 1/2″ by 4 1/2″
    • Each with straight cuts, no angles
    • (2) pocket holes on the end of each piece
  • (1) F piece, tray: 1/2″ thick by 8 3/4″ wide by 7″ deep
    • Piece is cut at 1.5° on the sides with 8 3/4″ as the widest part—the front—and 8 1/2″ at the most narrow—where the tray meets the chair back
    • Use a jigsaw to cut a 4 3/4″ wide by 4 1/2″ deep opening
    • (2) pocket holes on the bottom back of the tray
  • (1) G piece, tray support: 5/8″ by 5/8″ by 3 1/2″ tall

For more DIY kids furniture, check out my daughter’s house-shaped twin-sized bed, the gorgeous modern dollhouse I made her, the cute simple DIY desk with storage I made her, and the plans for her DIY dollhouse bookcase.

Step 2: Join the A and B pieces to form the seat of the doll high chair

These pieces are both cut at a slight taper using a 1.5° angle. The pieces should both taper in to one another so that the wider parts of each piece are on the top and front of the seat.

Use the pocket holes you drilled in the bottom-back of the B piece, the chair seat, to attach the pieces to one another. Yay, a seat!

creating the seat for the high chair
creating the seat for the high chair

Step 3: Create the front and back legs for the high chair

Attach (2) C pieces to (1) D piece to create the front and back legs. Use the pocket holes you drilled in the back of the D piece. The legs should be angled out. Repeat with the remaining (2) pieces and remaining (1) D piece.

creating the base for the high chair
creating the base for the high chair

Step 4: Use side aprons to finish the high chair base

Use the pocket holes you drilled in the (2) E pieces, the side aprons, to create the base. Since this is a somewhat tight space, you will likely need a right-angle drill attachment. (Check out my post on how to drill pocket holes in tight spaces for more.) Here’s a look at the base!

creating the base for the high chair
creating the base for the high chair

Step 5: Attach chair to high chair base

Attach the seat portion of the doll high chair to the base using wood glue and a nail gun. You could use pocket holes for this, but the area underneath the high chair was already pretty crowded with pocket holes and screws. So I thought nails and wood glue would be easiest.

attaching the high chair seat to the base

Step 6: Attach tray and tray support!

Attach pieces F and G to the seat portion of the high chair to finish things off! Note, I decided to use my orbital sander to round off the edges on the tray portion of the high chair for a more finished look.

I also decided to paint the tray and the tray support piece before I attached them. This just made things easier. I didn’t have to worry about taping off the areas of the high chair I didn’t want to paint.

I positioned the tray based on the height of the support (3 1/2″) and attached the tray using pocket hole screws. Them I dabbed glue on the top and bottom of the tray support piece, slid it into place, and added two nails.

I actually decided to use two small nails and a hammer for this because it was really tight getting my big nail gun in there. Do what works for you. Just glue might even be enough for this part.

marking where I want to cut the tray opening with the jigsaw
view of the pocket holes in the bottom of the tray piece
attaching the tray to the wood doll high chair
attaching the tray to the wood doll high chair
attaching the tray to the wood doll high chair
small high chair tray support piece
small high chair tray support piece in place

Step 7: Optional—add decals to the doll high chair!

Since I wanted this to match the crib I made, I did similar decals on the front and back of the high chair. I used my Cricut machine to cut these designs into black adhesive vinyl. Then I used transfer tape to apply them to the high chair.

applying a cute decal to the DIY wooden doll high chair

And here’s a look at the finished product made using my wooden doll high chair plans!

It’s so cute it kills me! I am so proud of how this one turned out. It fits this doll perfectly (the doll is from the “Perfectly Cute” line at Target in case you’re curious on sizing).

finished modern wooden doll high chair in a cute kids room
finished modern wooden doll high chair
finished modern wooden doll high chair in a cute kids room

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