Published on October 17th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Kitchen Island Height Highchair (bar stool height)

Materials: Antilop highchair

Description: I have a 2 year old daughter who has developmental delays and cannot yet sit unaided in a bar stool. We wanted to get her a height adjustable highchair and so she can join her twin sister and us for meals at our kitchen island….

Unfortunately nothing on the market fit our needs and wants. We had an Ikea Antilop highchair to use outside in the summer, so I decided to find a way to mount this to a gas lift adjustable stool base. I bought a gas lift stool second hand, took the seat off. then simply drilled holes in the seat of the Antilop highchair in the appropriate places and bolted this into the gas lift stool base. It looks fabulous, is very sturdy and we are very very happy with it

~ Jo A

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6 Responses to Kitchen Island Height Highchair (bar stool height)

  1. Iain says:

    How sturdy is it? I’d be concerned that my two year old would kick himself back and knock the chair over. Would a safety harness attached to the underneath of the bar be a good idea?

  2. cs says:

    Were you able to find a particular bar stool with a heavy base so she cant kick off the counter and tip over?

  3. MacMama says:

    Great solution and looks excellent!

  4. A very interesting article
    I much like your blog
    Thank for sharing

    Thanh Le
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  5. PW says:

    This is great, I wish I had seen this hack 2 years ago when I was looking for a bar stool for our toddler! (BTW, couldn’t find a chair from any shop!)

  6. Great idea and very beautiful!
    Congratulations for this great hack :)

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