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post #1 of 11 Old 01-21-2011, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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I'm in the process of building some infant/toddler furniture. table, chairs, stool, and potty chairs. This mainly pertains to the potty chair, or the tray for it in particular. My mother in law has a little cheapo potty chair with a tray that attaches with a spring loaded plunger type latch. It seems so simple, yet very effective for attaching the tray. Problem is that I'd like to get these latches for the chairs I'm building, but I can't find them anywhere! Been through all the local home improvement and hardware stores and they don't carry anything like it. A couple of google searches only found ,e some heavy duty industrial ones that are really not what I need.

Ok before I ramble too much more, my question is if anyone knows of or uses a particular store/site to get most of your hardware? I would really like to find these latches to use on my projects!
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6Speed, Welcome to the forum. I don't know of anyone that sells these and , as I've found in the past, it may be something you have to make. A picture would help and there are a lot of really good people here. I,ll check my books but there are guys here that have made things for children they may know. I've only seen the bowl with a lip that slides in just under the seat.
Rockler and Woodcrafter catalogs have different spring latches google them if you haven't
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I also vote for pictures.








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We've been forced to make our own hdwre in alot of instances because of,non-existance or downright plastic nonsense.And it really has been a positive.Just a few sheetmetal tools will see you coming up with shapes you never would have dreamed of.Best of luck,BW
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try vandykes.com. they have alot of nice hardware
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I'll try to snap a few pics this weekend. Only have a couple of cell pics. I'll get some better ones and post.
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I posted a few pics of my projects in the project forum. I forgot to snap a pic of the part I am in question of. Will snap one tomorrow and post it so y'all can see what I'm talking about.
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Wonder if the potty chair company could supply some?
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Not sure. The chair she has now is super old. I'm not sure if they even make that type of latch anymore. Well, for light duty use anyways (no pun intended!).
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Without a picture, I'm just guessing what you are talking about. This latch/catch is spring loaded. If the tray is made to slide in, the catch compresses and locks the tray in. At that point the tray can't be pushed out. If you then press on the front of the tray the catch releases and pushes the tray out.










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I actually just found some high chair hardware that I'm going to use. Makes sense. Couple of long slides that attach to the chair, with spring loaded latches that hook over the slides. I know I didn't explain that well! If you've seen the underside of the tray on a wooden high chair you'll know what I'm talking about!

Thanks for the help though!
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