HOW TO MEASURE A CHAISE LOUNGE 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 CHAISE LOUNGE REPLACEMENT SLING INCLUDES:
- New Patio Slings (2) cut and sewn to size to fit your chair (you get a back and a seat for a chaise lounge)0
- 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. 4 pieces per chaise lounge
- We understand there is fabric inside the rail and we account for this and the hems when making your sling.
- Your measurements are used to calculate the final cut and sew size of your new replacement slings.
- Make sure to read our DO's and DON'TS as well as our FAQ Section for additional informatio
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
Step 1 Identify 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 Chaise Back - Measure the Top & Bottom Width
Take a measurement about 6 inches down from the top of the chaise back. Most chaise backs have a natural tendency to fl air out at the very top but it's usually not necessary to account for this. Use a soft tape measure and measure from the center of one sling rail across to the opposite. Round your measurement up to the nearest 1/8" inch and record this measurement.
Step 3 Chaise Back - Measure Back Length
When measuring the length of the chaise back sling rail simply start your soft tape measure at the very top of the sling rail where the end cap meets the metal frame. Start at the top and measure down to the very end of the sling rail where the end cap meets the metal frame. Be sure to follow the contour of the chaise back when measuring. This completes the measurements for the chaise back.
Step 4 Chaise Bottom - Measure Front & Back Width
Measure the width of the bottom or seat of the chaise lounge. To measure the back of the chaise bottom, place your measuring tape a few inches away from the end of the sling rail near the fi rst set of bolts on the seat of the chaise lounge. For the front width, measure a 6 or 8 inches from the end of the sling rail, near where the bolts attach the rail to the frame. Measure both areas by rounding up to the closest 1/8”and record your measurements
Step 5 Chaise Bottom - Measure Bottom Length
Place your measuring tape on top of the metal sling rail and measure from end to end. Round up to the closest 1/4”.
YOU ARE NOW READY TO PLACE YOUR 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.
Be sure to measure all of the pieces in your set as some of them may differ in size. If the sizes vary by a random quarter or eighth of an inch here and there, please provide an average overall measurement for all pieces in the set as they should be made at one standard size.
Each replacement 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. Measurements should be taken while the fabric is still installed in the chaise lounge frame and all bolts are tight.
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.
DOUBLE CHECK YOU 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.
Please call if you have any questions or concerns on how to measure. We are glad to help