frankenchair

The webbing on a couple of our lawn chairs has deteriorated, so I “fixed” one of them today. I had found a Kwik-Kover replacement at a garage sale and decided that would be much easier than unscrewing and rescrewing a million screws that hold the webbing (though I did have to unscrew and rescrew them all to get the old webbing off. Doh). It’s one big piece of plastic stuff that you lace up like a corset! Unfortunately, it didn’t seem very sturdy, and I think it would be highly unpleasant to be sitting outside sipping a lemonade only to fall through the chair and smash your butt on the concrete patio. SO, I took some of the replacement webbing that came with the chair (also purchased at a yard sale) and put in some reinforcement webbing. It doesn’t look very pretty, but hopefully it will prevent any unfortunate accidents:
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I’m going to go eat some cookies now. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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2 Responses to frankenchair

  1. monica says:

    I think the chair looks perfect for summer! You are so clever to figure out how to re-use the chair.

  2. Bruce says:

    I have found that the best use for those folding aluminum chairs–good webbing or no–is landfill, or the recyclyer, if they will take them. I think chiropractors invented folding chairs to guarantee themselves an income.
    This weekend, in fact, we took some folding aluminum chairs to the landfill, where I took great delight in seeing how far I ould sail ‘em. They sailed like frisbees for quite a distance; scaring crows and other small creatures as they zoomed away.

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