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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

Materials: 

  • IKEA ANTILOP high chair
  • Rope
  • LOSJÖN hanger
  • Washers
  • Ceiling Hook x 2
  • Appropriate fittings to attach ceiling hooks to beam (eg. wood / drywall / concrete)

Tools:

  • Drill
  • Drill bits – 2mm and 8mm
  • Screwdriver

Steps:

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.

Make a toddler swing from a high chair. A reversible hack.

Next, you’ll need to attach ceiling hooks to beam.

Hang the ropes on the hook and adjust the levels to prevent tip behind.

Make a toddler swing from a high chair. A reversible hack.

When level, tie a knot at the top of the loops.

Make a toddler swing from a high chair. A reversible hack.

Lastly, attach the LOSJÖN hanger to the back of the chair.

Then comes the most exciting bit. Place toddler in and wheee!

Make a toddler swing from a high chair. A reversible hack.

When your kid has had his or her fill of the toddler swing, take it down and wind the ropes round the LOSJÖN hanger.

Make a toddler swing from a high chair. A reversible hack.

Replace the tray and reattach the legs. And you’ve turned the ANTILOP back to its original function.

Make a toddler swing from a high chair. A reversible hack.

~ by Tom Builder


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