Step 7: Trim the rods

man trimming the rods of outdoor patio chair with replaced mesh sling
Photo: Matthew Septimus
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With a wire cutter, trim each rod flush with the end of the rail. Push the end caps back on the rails.

You're done reviving your sling chair. Now, see Care and Maintenance tips. Or, click next to see how to replace vinyl straps.
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    Tools List

    • utility knife
      Utility knife

    • to remove damaged sling
    • 100-foot tape measure
      Flexible tape measure
    • bar clamp
      Rubber mallet
    • mallet
      Wire cutter
    • wire cable snips
      Screwdriver

    • to pop out pegs and clips

    Shopping List

    1. Replacement sling or single-wrap vinyl straps

    2. Pegs
    for vinyl strap installation

    3. Metal furniture paint
    for touch-ups or repainting