Step 8: Order new straps (for vinyl replacement)

outdoor patio chair frame
Photo: Matthew Septimus
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For a single-wrap strap (one with exposed plastic pegs or metal clips), measure across the frame from hole to hole with a cloth tape measure wrapping around the outside of the frame. A double-wrap strap (shown) covers the fasteners. Start at one hole, loop the tape measures fully around the frame, then pull to the opposite hole and repeat.

Buy enough straps and pegs to redo the entire piece. (Metal clips can be reused.) The supplier will cut each strap to length and punch a hole for pegs or attach edge clips on both ends.

This is the best time to retouch or repaint your frame. Go to Frame Touch-Up Techniques for how-to and tips.
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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