This hack has a tip behind risk. Please DO NOT replicate unless you know how to make it safe.
Which kid doesn’t love a good swing? Here’s how Tom Builder hacked the ANTILOP high chair into a toddler swing. The best thing is, the ropes can be wound up behind it and the chair returned to its primary function as a high chair. Is that cool or what?
Take a look at this video:
How to convert the ANTILOP high chair into a toddler swing
- IKEA ANTILOP high chair
- LOSJÖN hanger
- Ceiling Hook x 2
- Appropriate fittings to attach ceiling hooks to beam (eg. wood / drywall / concrete)
- Drill bits – 2mm and 8mm
Remove the tray and legs from your ANTILOP chair, if already assembled.
Drill holes at the four corners of the ANTILOP chair. Start with a 2mm drill bit to create a pilot hole and then enlarge it with a 8mm drill bit.
Thread the rope through the hole, from the top. Slide in a washer and knot it securely. Repeat on the other side. Then set the swing aside.
Next, you’ll need to attach ceiling hooks to beam.
Hang the ropes on the hook and adjust the levels to prevent tip behind.
When level, tie a knot at the top of the loops.
Lastly, attach the LOSJÖN hanger to the back of the chair.
Then comes the most exciting bit. Place toddler in and wheee!
When your kid has had his or her fill of the toddler swing, take it down and wind the ropes round the LOSJÖN hanger.
Replace the tray and reattach the legs. And you’ve turned the ANTILOP back to its original function.
~ by Tom Builder
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