How to Weave Lawn Chairs
Lawn chairs take quite a beating. In the case of nylon webbed chairs with aluminum frames, it is normally the nylon that tears, rendering the chair useless. But this is a fairly easy fix. Nylon webbing in an array of colors is abundant in garden centers and home improvement stores. Nylon webbing kits for weaving lawn chairs are available, as are single rolls of webbing, if you wish to weave just a strip or two of worn webbing.
Measure the strips of existing nylon webbing on your lawn chair to determine how much you will need. If you are fixing a chair without existing nylon webbing, 50 feet is needed to weave a standard lawn chair. The width should be 2 1/4 inches.
Remove and discard the old screws and washers from the lawn chair.
Measure the width of the lawn chair seat frame; add 3 inches to this measurement. Using scissors, cut one strip of new webbing to this measurement.
Lay the strip of webbing across the seat (side to side). You will be working from the back of the seat first. Fold an end of webbing under, and turn a screw through the fabric where you want it to go into the hole. Drive the screw with washer through the fabric and the existing hole on the frame. On the opposite end of the frame, fold the end under, turn a screw through the fabric, and drive the screw with washer into the existing hole, making sure the webbing is snug.
Continue laying the webbing, folding the ends under and driving the screws and washers into existing holes. The last seat strip of webbing will be the nearest to the seat's front.
Cut another strip of webbing, and fold one end under. Attach this strip with a screw and washer into the existing hole on the farthermost left of the frame, which runs horizontally with the chair's back. You will now be working front to back, rather than side to side.
Lay this strip over top of the first webbing strip you placed earlier. Working toward you, take the strip under the second strip of webbing. Lay the strip over the third strip, under the forth strip. Continue working in this over-and-under pattern until you reach the front of the frame of the chair.
Fold the end under, and drive a screw with washer through the webbing, into the existing hole on the front of the chair's frame.
Lay the next strip of webbing under the second strip you placed earlier. Working toward you, take the strip over the second strip of webbing. Lay the strip under the third strip, over the forth strip. Continue working in this over-and-under pattern until you reach the front of the frame of the chair. Now you have a weaved pattern.
Work the back of the chair in the exact manner as the seat of the chair.
Before use, check all screws to be certain they are tight.
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