- 2-Piece Sling for a Chair
Two-piece replacement sling for a chair. The pockets of this sling are slid through the sling rails that run along the sides of the frame; the top and bottom ends of the seat and back have no pockets and are not installed into a rail. Includes the sling rods. Slings can be made in Grade A or Grade B fabrics shown under Colors. Slings are available in Grade B fabrics for an additional $5.00 per sling. Select your fabric from one of the two fabric drop down menus. Then select the width and length of the back, the width and length of the seat, and the size of sling rod. For information on how to measure, please read our instructions under How To Measure Slings; and also view our How To Remove & Install Slings. Patio Furniture Supplies custom-makes each sling to your measurement and fabric selection; please see Production Times under Customer Service. These slings are made in America from high-quality outdoor fabric manufactured in the USA. The volume discounts posted above are applied to slings ordered in the same size and fabric and on the same order.
ABOUT OUR SLINGS
What makes a sling strong? The strength of a sling is found in the stitching along the pocket where all the stress is placed. Patio Furniture Supplies sews each pocket with a double fold, clean edge, and those three layers make the pocket stronger. Adding to our pockets’ strength and durability is Tenara® thread, which is made to withstand conditions outdoors. It is not affected by UV sunlight, cleaning agents, chemicals, saltwater or extreme weather, and it will not deteriorate from exposure to the elements. Why would it? Tenara is made by GORE®, whose jackets, caps and gloves are more widely known as Gore-Tex. Note that while Tenara® thread is not affected by cleaning agents and chemicals, concentrated mixtures of harsh products can damage sling fabric.
GRADE A vs. GRADE B FABRICS
Patio Furniture Supplies offers sling and umbrella fabrics in the same Grade A and Grade B method in which you selected the fabric for your high-end furniture. All of Patio Furniture Supplies’ fabrics, whether Grade A or Grade B, are of high quality and are made in the U.S. specifically for outdoor use on chaise lounges, dining, high back and adjustable chairs, swivel rockers, ottomans and umbrellas.
The difference in Grade A and Grade B is the cost of producing the fabric -- not the quality of the fabric. Production costs are affected by the type of thread(s) the fabric is made from, the number of threads per inch, number of colors in the fabric and any pattern woven into the fabric. For example, the GRL White and ECL Off White are Grade A fabrics and receive our highest durability rating. Fabrics with a wicker appearance have the same durability rating but are Grade B.
Grades A and B are comprised of fabrics made by Phifer Incorporated and Twitchell Corporation. The fabrics are typically manufactured from vinyl-coated polyester, pvc-coated polyester or with an Olefin blend. Because a fabric’s construction gives it particular characteristics and because computer monitors are notoriously inaccurate for color, Patio Furniture Supplies makes available free samples to help customers make the most informed selection. For the most accurate color match, please order fabric samples before placing an order for fabric. Swatches are free, and you can choose up to six.
Phifer and Twitchell, both based in Alabama, make fabrics for outdoor patio furniture manufacturers including Brown Jordan, LLoyd Flanders, Tropitone, Winston and Woodard.
YOU CAN DO IT
Our How To Remove & Install Slings instructions with photos will show you the process. And the Dual Stretcher Bar Tool (PFS-TOOL) will make any sling installation easier, especially wicker fabrics. You may also need a 3/16 Allen Key For A Drill (PFS-053). Both of these tools can be found on our website in the Tools & Bolts category.