How To Reweb A Lawn Chair: Easy 5-Step DIY Tutorial

Nothing beats the nostalgia of lawn chairs, so if your lawn chair needs rewebbing, you have to know how to reweb a lawn chair. You can reweb a lawn chair by removing its old webbing and replacing it with a new one.

Naturally, the removal and replacement involve some steps in between. We have them enumerated below! We also have additional information on rewebbing and other types of patio furniture.

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Steps in Rewebbing A Lawn Chair


Step #1. Prepare materials

For your rewebbing, you will need a measuring tape, scissors, rolls of replacement webbing, a drill bit, and some screws. The replacement webbing should be appropriate to the size of your lawn chair.

Hence, you may need to buy more than one roll if you have a massive lawn chair. As for the screws, make sure to buy galvanized sheet-metal screws and washers.


Step #2. Measure and remove screws

Fetch your measuring tape and measure the current webbing sections of your furniture. Afterward, remove the screws and the old webbing and discard them.

If your lawn chair has pop rivets, use a drill bit to remove them. You don’t need to buy new pop rivets for the new webbing; screws will do just fine.


Step #3. Cut

After removing the old webbing, you have to cut your rolls of replacement webbing. You can use the old webbing as a template for the new webbing as long as it is not too stretched.

If it’s not too damaged, lay the old webbing flat and cut the new webbing accordingly. If it is too damaged, hang over your replacement webbing onto your chair and cut accordingly.


Step #4. Weave

After cutting the straps of webbing you need, lay the new webbing across the seat, starting from the back of the chair. Then, attach the new webbing to the bottom of the chair’s frame.

Before securing the screws into the chair’s frame, fold the ends of the straps first and use a washer on each screw. Repeat the steps until you’ve done the webbing across the width of the furniture.

Then, work on the front part of your lawn chair by weaving the webbing from front to back. Weave it in and out, then over the new webbing. Afterward, attach the front-to-back webbing to the back of the chair.

Do the steps until all of the webbings are in place. Check the tightness of the webbing as you proceed with the whole rewebbing process.


Step #5. Test it out

To ensure that you’ve done a proper job, you can sit on it. Test if the tightness of the webbing is up on your alley. If not, adjust as needed.

If it’s okay with you, then you can now relax on your newly-webbed lawn chair.


How much webbing does it take to reweb a lawn chair?

Replacement webbings are usually made of high-quality polypropylene. They’re durable, waterproof, and easy to attach to the chair’s frame as well.

The length of replacement webbing you’ll need is dependent on the size of your lawn chair. For your reference, a standard-sized lawn chair would require 33 feet of replacement webbing.


What is the best upholstery for webbing?

There are various kinds of webbing upholstery you can use for your rewebbing project. Here are some of them:

  • Jute 

Jute is a material made of natural fibers, it is stretched and used on the back and seats of furniture frames. It was used for webbing until the 1950s and is therefore traditional. Using this type of webbing is more complicated than rubber webbing.

  • Rubber

Rubber is the go-to upholstery for webbing because of its durability and flexibility. They’re also easier to use and have greater longevity compared to jute.

  • Polyolefin 

This type of webbing is created using synthetic and petroleum-based production. It is woven but is not a natural fiber like jute. It can also stand against water damage or rotting, compared to jute or rubber.

This type of webbing is woven and can be tacked onto the furniture. Its base is also solid and durable.


Rattan and wicker patio furniture

There are other types of patio furniture. For this part of the article, we are going to differentiate two commonly interchanged terms.

Wicker is a technique, and rattan is a type of material. Wicker is commonly seen in baskets and furniture, which uses rattan as a material, so they are used interchangeably.

However, given that wicker is a technique, it can be used with other materials too. Recently, wicker is being used with synthetic resins and not just with natural fibers!

On the other hand, rattan is a natural fiber that is durable and lightweight. It is well-known because of its superb qualities. However, synthetic materials are being produced as an alternative to rattan because their high demand may damage the environment.



Knowing how to reweb a lawn chair to maintain the nostalgic vibes of your outdoor furniture is such a statement! Hopefully, we could help you maintain your outdoor furniture’s style and help you relax in it.

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