Install Homecrest Sling

Homecrest slings are some of the most comfortable outdoor furniture ever made. Like all outdoor furniture Homecrest slings need to be renewed.
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How To Install Homecrest Patio Furniture Chair Slings

Click Here to download a PDF version of the How To Install a Homecrest Sling listed below.

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Before You Start

Although your existing Homecrest Furniture will have all the necessary hardware, we usually replace the hardware for our local customers with new stainless steel washers, nuts and bolts. It makes for a nice clean look. You can buy these items in any hardware store. Before beginning, make sure that you have the following items on hand:.

  • Tools
  • Homecrest Spreader Tool
  • Rubber Mallet
  • 7/16" Ratchet/Wrench

Disassemble The Chair

Disassemble sling chair frame from the round swivel base. Remove the chair support frame from the bottom of the chair frame. Remove the 2 metal rails from inside the sling fabric material. Take careful note of how your chair is disassembled. This will help you with the installation of the new sling.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 1 Installing The Sling Rails

Insert metal rails into the new sling exposing the threads through the slits in the back of the sling fabric. They should align easily.


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 2 Installing the Top Spreader Bar

The special spreader tool is supplied with all Homecrest sling orders. It’s function it to pry the two metal sling rails apart and keep them separated so you can fit the chair back spreader bar onto the threaded bolts that are welded to the metal sling rail bars.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

The chair back spreader bar has 2 size holes. The special spreader tool will only fit through the bigger hole. Place the smaller hole of the chair back spreader bar onto the exposed thread on one side of the sling. Install a washer and nut on the thread and finger tighten Place the spreader tool through the larger hole on the other side of the chair back spreader bar. Next fit the end of the spreader tool onto the opposite exposed thread. Pry the rails apart and push down on the chair back spreader bar until it slides over the threads.


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 4 Installing the Rails

If you can't get the spreader bar to slide down the tool by hand, you may need to use the rubber mallet. Tap the bar into place while prying the rails apart with the spreader tool. Place a nut and washer on the bolt and finger tighten.


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 5 Installing the Bottom Spreader Bar

Repeat this process with the bottom set of threads


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 6 Installing the Seat support Frame

This frame is then attached to the round swivel base. Please note that there are 4 sets of threads on the back of the fabric sling chair seat. For installation purposes they will be referenced as set 1-4. Set #1 is located at the top of the sling (at your head). Set number 4 at your knees.

Install the seat support frame onto the back of the fabric sling frame starting at the 3rd thread set. You will again need to use the spreader bar tool to pry the rails apart as described in step 2. Place a washer and nut onto the third thread set and finger tighten.

The other end of the support frame should fit easily onto the 4th thread set


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 7 Insert the Chair Arms

Insert the chair arms into the 2nd and 4th thread set.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install a washer and nut on each thread and tighten well at this point.

Tighten all the nuts. Now it is time to tighten all the nuts on the entire chair.


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 8 Install Swivel Bases

Slide the chair support frame onto the swivel base frame.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Reinstall the original bolts or replace with ¼-20-½” long as suggested.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

These bolts keep the seat from slipping off the base.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install a plastic rivet, cotter pin or small bolt in this hole at the end of the frame. This is a safety precaution. Should the clamping bolts become loose, the chair frame will not slide off the swivel base frame. Failure to install this component could result in injury to the occupant of the chair.

Note: Please try to install your Homecrest slings, per these instructions, before calling. The first sling may be troublesome but the others will install faster..

How To Install Homecrest Patio Furniture Chair Slings

Click Here to download a PDF version of the How To Install a Homecrest Sling listed below.

Click Here to download the Adobe Acrobat reader.

Before You Start

Although your existing Homecrest Furniture will have all the necessary hardware, we usually replace the hardware for our local customers with new stainless steel washers, nuts and bolts. It makes for a nice clean look. You can buy these items in any hardware store. Before beginning, make sure that you have the following items on hand:.

  • Tools
  • Homecrest Spreader Tool
  • Rubber Mallet
  • 7/16" Ratchet/Wrench

Disassemble The Chair

Disassemble sling chair frame from the round swivel base. Remove the chair support frame from the bottom of the chair frame. Remove the 2 metal rails from inside the sling fabric material. Take careful note of how your chair is disassembled. This will help you with the installation of the new sling.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 1 Installing The Sling Rails

Insert metal rails into the new sling exposing the threads through the slits in the back of the sling fabric. They should align easily.


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 2 Installing the Top Spreader Bar

The special spreader tool is supplied with all Homecrest sling orders. It’s function it to pry the two metal sling rails apart and keep them separated so you can fit the chair back spreader bar onto the threaded bolts that are welded to the metal sling rail bars.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

The chair back spreader bar has 2 size holes. The special spreader tool will only fit through the bigger hole. Place the smaller hole of the chair back spreader bar onto the exposed thread on one side of the sling. Install a washer and nut on the thread and finger tighten Place the spreader tool through the larger hole on the other side of the chair back spreader bar. Next fit the end of the spreader tool onto the opposite exposed thread. Pry the rails apart and push down on the chair back spreader bar until it slides over the threads.


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 4 Installing the Rails

If you can't get the spreader bar to slide down the tool by hand, you may need to use the rubber mallet. Tap the bar into place while prying the rails apart with the spreader tool. Place a nut and washer on the bolt and finger tighten.


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 5 Installing the Bottom Spreader Bar

Repeat this process with the bottom set of threads


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 6 Installing the Seat support Frame

This frame is then attached to the round swivel base. Please note that there are 4 sets of threads on the back of the fabric sling chair seat. For installation purposes they will be referenced as set 1-4. Set #1 is located at the top of the sling (at your head). Set number 4 at your knees.

Install the seat support frame onto the back of the fabric sling frame starting at the 3rd thread set. You will again need to use the spreader bar tool to pry the rails apart as described in step 2. Place a washer and nut onto the third thread set and finger tighten.

The other end of the support frame should fit easily onto the 4th thread set


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 7 Insert the Chair Arms

Insert the chair arms into the 2nd and 4th thread set.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install a washer and nut on each thread and tighten well at this point.

Tighten all the nuts. Now it is time to tighten all the nuts on the entire chair.


Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Step 8 Install Swivel Bases

Slide the chair support frame onto the swivel base frame.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Reinstall the original bolts or replace with ¼-20-½” long as suggested.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

These bolts keep the seat from slipping off the base.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.

 

Install custom made chaise lounge slings.

Install a plastic rivet, cotter pin or small bolt in this hole at the end of the frame. This is a safety precaution. Should the clamping bolts become loose, the chair frame will not slide off the swivel base frame. Failure to install this component could result in injury to the occupant of the chair.

Note: Please try to install your Homecrest slings, per these instructions, before calling. The first sling may be troublesome but the others will install faster..