A swivel lawn chair is a great accessory to have in your garden. It provides you with an easy way to turn and face different areas of the yard, which can be helpful if you are hosting a large party or just want to relax outside while watching the sunset.
Building one might seem daunting at first glance, but it is actually really simple! This guide will show how to make a swivel lawn chair yourself for less than $25 and provide some tips on how to get started.
Steps on How to Make Swivel Chair
Step 1. Find a sturdy chair and measure how wide the seat is. Measure how tall you want your back to be on the sides of your desired width, then add an inch for each side to have enough fabric so that it can’t slip out from under when sitting down.
Step 2. Purchase two sheets or rolls (same length) of material and cut off one end so that it’s even with the ground, like how curtains are hung up.
With this piece being shorter than what was originally used as the top part, fold inward over itself until both ends touch in front and pin together at centre point by sewing through all layers – making sure not to sew too close because heavy pins will damage furniture if they’re left in place.
Step 3. Place the pin through one side of the slit you just created and then up to flap on top, so that it’s easier for folding down later.
Repeat with opposite end to fold back over itself as well until they are pinned together at centre point by sewing through all layers – again making sure not to sew too close because heavy pins will damage furniture if they’re left in place.
Now, take the remaining piece of fabric and lay it over top of the other flaps that you just pinned together.
Step 4. Fold up both ends so that one end is hanging down from a point on the side panel with excess material to fold back under itself – do the same with the opposite end.
Step 5. Pin in place and sew together, making sure to only stitch past the halfway point of how long each flap is so that there’s still a gap for you to flip it inside out later.
Repeat this process on both sides until all panels are sewn shut – again being careful not to stitch too close or heavy pins will damage furniture when left inserted.
I’ve found that if you leave a ½ inch overlap at either end, then no need for additional reinforcement because flipping fabric right side out will create two layers which should be more than enough protection from any pinheads that might otherwise poke through thinner material onto a finished surface.
How to Care for Swivel Lawn Chair
- Protect the chair with a cover when not in use
- Avoid full exposure to weather and direct sunlight by bringing it inside at night or on rainy days. If you want to apply an exterior finish, do so before exposing your swivel lawn chair outside for long periods of time.
How to Lubricate a Swivel Lawn Chair
Lubricate all-metal pieces with a light machine oil
Apply an exterior finish to protect your chair from rusting and weather damage. This step is optional but recommended if you plan on using it outdoors for long periods of time.
How do you make a swivel chair not swivel?
If you want your chair to be stationary, all you need is a couple of metal washers. Just place one on each of the bolts that would normally attach to the swivel mechanism and tighten them down with pliers or whatever other tool is handy. In most cases, this will keep it from moving as easily.
Be aware though that using too many may cause problems for how well the chair can support weight- someone who weighs more than 250 pounds might not receive any benefits out of such chairs!
What type of wood do I use?
The best types are cedar or redwood because they naturally resist rot due to their high levels of oils in their natural state. This also means they have less chance of becoming infested with termites or other pests.
How to Fix a Swivel Recliner that Won’t Recliner
It’s a common occurrence for swivel recliners to stop working. This can happen as soon as they’re delivered or after many years of use. There are two main reasons why this happens: the glides on which the chair rotates become covered in dust and dirt, or something gets stuck underneath it that prevents it from rotating.
The glides on which the chair rotates become covered in dust and dirt or something gets stuck underneath it that prevents it from rotating.
The first thing you should do is remove any fabric/upholstery covering (e.g., pillows) so you can better see what’s happening with the mechanism inside the base of your chair.
After ensuring there are no obstructions, wipe away any grime, lint or other debris using a damp cloth – for additional reinforcement because flipping fabric right side out will create two layers which should be more than enough protection from any pinheads that might otherwise poke through thinner material onto a finished surface.