This article will help guide you on how to replace lawn chair webbing, which can be pretty problematic if you often have guests. Having a lawn chair requires regular maintenance to keep its webbing from tearing. You will need a few materials and a great quality webbing to prepare before tinkering with your lawn chair.
Imagine your family out on your lawn and enjoying the sunny weather, all while relaxing in your lawn chairs. These chairs provide a relaxing area on your patio, a place to idle and take a nap. They do not give you much trouble, except for their webbing.
Choosing The Best Webbing
Knowing the correct size and color before purchasing a webbing makes it easier for you to shop for it without hesitation. There are three common materials used for lawn chair webbings: nylon, vinyl, and polyester. All of them are strong and can be used in any chair, and are also waterproof.
Although these are very retro to look at, they are pretty hard to find. If you want to keep your lawn chair with the webbing design, you can think out of the box and look for cheap yet stylish alternatives. Instead of selling your chair, replace the damaged webbing, and you’ll be good to go.
The right size of webbing also contributes to the level of difficulty your re-webbing session will be. These may also come in rolls, so be sure to buy enough to avoid having excess webbings. If you do get extras, you can use them for future repairs, but they might not be enough.
What materials should you prepare?
Choose a screwdriver that will work well with the screw that you have. Prepare these materials before repairing your lawn chairs to avoid a hassle in looking for them.
Use scissors that are strong enough to cut through the webbing. Make sure that you are snipping on the right part to avoid having the wrong measurement of webbing.
You may use this as an alternative to the scissor when you get to a particular piece that’s a bit hard to cut using scissors. Make sure to always practice safety, and always point the knife away from you.
Choose the webbing strip that satisfies you, from the color, size, and design. Generally speaking, 33 feet of webbing will be enough for one lawn chair, but this may still vary.
These screws will secure your webbing to the chair tube. To determine the number of screws that you need, count how many straps you have, both vertical and horizontal, and multiply those by two.
Securing your webbing to avoid them from fraying needs clips. Individual vertical and horizontal webbing strips will be needing two of these clips, so multiply those by two to get the number of replacement clips you will need.
Replacing Your Lawn Chair Webbing
Step #1. Measure the webbing that you have
Measure the webbing that you have on your lawn chair. Each webbing roll can include 39 feet of this, and measuring your current one will help you if you need more than one roll of webbing or not.
Step #2. Removing the screws
Next, remove all the screws that secure your old webbing. Some of these chairs may have pop rivets where the webbing is attached.
Use a tiny drill bit to remove the pop rivets. Keep your old screws as you may still use them if they are undamaged.
Step #3. Cut the webbing
Using the old webbing as a guide, cut the new one to the same length as the old one. Do this after you remove the old screws. If the webbing is too stretched or frayed, set the new webbing on the chair and let it hang on the chair’s sides by two inches before cutting.
Step #4. Weave the new webbing
Start from the back of the seat and lay the webbing across it. Fold the ends under the edge before screwing them to secure them in place. Continue on the width of the chair until everything is in place.
Step #5. Continue weaving
From the front, attach the webbing that will run from the front to the back. Weave it in and out over each of the webbings that are across the width. Attach the end to the edge of the frame, and continue weaving until everything is in place.
Step #6. Do the back part of the chair
Follow the same steps for the backside of the chair.
Step #7. Test your lawn chair
After completing the steps above, sit on your lawn chair to check if every webbing is in place.
You may still look for videos on how to replace lawn chair webbing for visual guides. These chairs, if maintained properly, will provide another area for you to feel relaxed in your home. At night, you may also use them while having smores with your family and friends!