How To Measure One Piece Chair Sling For New Replacement Slings
Chair Care Patio makes replacement slings for just about any type or brand of outdoor furniture including Winston, Woodard, Brown Jordan, Agio, Tropitone, Mallin and more. No need for an original part number or model number. Too confusing and not a reliable method. Our sling measuring method is to simple measure the patio chair frame and BINGO! We can make a new replacement sling that fits without knowing the model or manufacturer. Just follow our instructions below and we will make you a new replacement sling for just about any patio chair.
EACH NEW PATIO CHAIR REPLACEMENT SLING INCLUDES:
- New Patio Sling cut and sewn to size to fit your chair
- Double needle seams on all 4 sides using UV resistant outdoor thread
- Rod Pockets or opening on the left and the right sides to hold the new sling rod or spline
- New Plastic Sling Rod or Spline is included with each new replacement sling
Make sure to read our DO's and DON'TS as well as our FAQ Section for additional information
As always we offer FREE SLING FABRIC SWATCHES before you order.
PRINT THE PDF link below and record your measurements and keep them in a handy place for future orders.
HOW TO MEASURE FOR A ONE PIECE PATIO CHAIR SLING PDF
How To Measure A Chair For New Replacement Slings for a one piece patio sling chair.
Each patio furniture replacement sling we produce is custom made to your dimensions. No two chair frames are alike. There is no "industry standard" chair size so measure each chair carefully. Take a few minutes to inspect each chair frame for problems such as damaged rails, broken bolts, rusted bolts and stabilizer bars that are welded at the back of the frame. Repair any problem areas before ordering.
- All patio chairs and chaises must be completely disassembled to install new replacement slings.
- Measurements should be taken while the fabric is still installed in the chair frame and all bolts are tight.
- PLEASE DO NOT MEASURE THE OLD SLING! The old sling has stretched over time and is not an accurate measurement. Our slings will not fit if you use measurements from the old sling. You must measure on the frame with fabric installed.
Step 1 Identify The Sling Rails
The sling rail is what holds the fabric in place on the chair frame. Every replacement sling has an open pocket on each side along the length of the sling. Plastic tubing or spline is then inserted into the pockets on each side of the sling. The replacement sling and spline are then inserted into each sling rail. This is point just before the fabric begins to disappear into the sling rail.
When measuring the width we ask that measurements be taken at the CENTER OF THE RAIL. We realize there is additional fabric inside the rail and we account for this when making the new sling. Our replacement chair slings can stretch ½"-1" when tightened on the chair frame. Sling fabrics are designed to stretch when installed on the frame.
Step 2 - Measure Top Width
Take a measurement about 5-7 inches down from the top of the chair frame. Most patio sling chairs have a natural tendency to flair out at the very top but it's usually not necessary to account for this. Use a soft tape measure and measure from center of one rail across to the opposite rail. Measure to the nearest 1/8". When in doubt, round up to the nearest 1/8". Record this measurement.
Step 3 Measure Bottom Width
Next measure about 2-4 inches up from the bottom. A good place to measure is at the final set of bolts on the chair frame. In most scenarios the bottom width should match the top width, but it doesn't have to so it's always best to measure just in case. When in doubt, round up to the nearest 1/8". Record this measurement.
Step 4 Measure Length for a new patio chair slings
When measuring the length of the sling rail start your tape measure at the very top of the sling rail where the end cap meets the metal frame. You will need to measure every bit of the aluminum sling rail from the very top to the bottom carefully following the contour of the sling rail. Use these three measurements when ordering replacement slings on our website.
You are now ready to place you order online!
Note: If your chair has a slight taper of a quarter inch or less from top to bottom, keep in mind that this is most likely due to the natural movement of the sling rails.
We recommend that our customers provide one overall measurement as often as possible as most chaise frames are made square with the exception of a few with evident tapers of a half inch or more.
DOUBLE CHECK YOUR MEASUREMENTS BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!
Replacement slings are non-returnable and non-refundable if made to your specifications. Make certain that the measurements you provide are accurate before placing an order. Remember the old saying "measure twice, cut once." All measurements should be made to the nearest eighth inch at all times. Do not make any adjustments to the measurements that you take. Our sewiers will add the necessary seam allowances for the length and width.
NEED HELP? If you are not sure how to measure your old patio furniture cushions, please contact us. We will gladly help you through the measurement process.
LEAD TIMES FOR CUSTOM MADE REPLACEMENT SLINGS WILL VARY
Please call to find out our lead time for custom made replacement slings, During peak season March - August, lead times may be longer than usual. If you are having a party or event, please plan ahead. We do not accept rush orders.