Sometimes babies have the coolest stuff that leaves adults feeling pangs of jealousy. Matthew Regonini has made grownups everywhere wish they were kids again by constructing one of the best highchairs we’ve ever seen. The designer and builder fashioned a wooden highchair after an All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) from Star Wars. Meant for his young son, this wooden feeding chair mimics the vessel’s bipedal legs, which are sometimes described as “chicken-like.”
In a video highlighting his process, Regonini shares a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into making the wooden highchair. He began by cutting the pieces of plywood using a CNC machine and then took a hammer and chisel to free them loose. Once that was done, Regonini matched the two sides (each leg) like a vertical puzzle, stacking the small parts onto one another.
With the more decorative elements cut, the exterior of the seat was next. The DIY dad sliced the components on a jigsaw and used wood glue, clamps, and vices to fuse them together. This was largely the same process for the legs, too. Next came more cutting, sanding, and gluing in order to engineer the inner seating for the highchair as well as the legs that help hold his toddler in place. Regonini opted to simply seal the wood as the finishing touch. Check out his step-by-step process and the full video, below.