Non - Standard Slings -Examples of Slings To Watch Out For

Here at Patio Parts Pro, we want to make sure your installation looks great when you're finished, and you are delighted with your purchase. That is why we dialog with you about your purchase before you buy. That is what makes us different. As much as we'd like to sell you replacement slings, it's important for you to understand that there are a few styles that we either don't make, or recommend you don't try at home. We may still be able to help, but we want to fully explain your options. These sling styles are not "standard" and normally require special processing, installation or measurement.

If your slings were made by Samsonite, click here. We no longer offer Samsonite slings, either.

 

First, what makes a "Normal" Sling Chair

The vast majority of sling chairs have three basic characteristics:

- The sling rail openings are parallel, and open towards the front of the chair

-The spreader bars are inserted into holes, and easily pop out when the chair is disassembled

-Sling tension is released by unscrewing the rails on each side of the chair.

Here are examples of what we mean:

 

picture of normal sling chair with the three characteristics Rear View of normal sling chair

 

Inset illustration of what how a spreader bar connects

Any other configuration constitutes a 'non-standard' sling chair. Use caution. Talk to us before measuring and ordering.

 

CHAIRS WITH SLINGS THAT WRAP AROUND AND ATTACH ON THE SIDES OR IN BACK - We Don't Make !

 

Picture of Side Attach Sling RailPicture of side - attach sling rail Side view

We Don't Make These Sling Styles

Picture of rear view of chair with wrap around sling style

We Don't Make These Sling Styles

 

 

Brown Jordan Nomad

Brown Jordan Nomad Chairs - We do not offer these !

 

CHAIRS WITH WELDED - IN SPREADER BARS - We Do Not Make

Before you order, Take a look at the back of your chairs. Most chairs have a press-fitted or bolted on spreader bars across the seat back. This is a piece of metal that keeps the seat back from folding up when you sit in it. Examples of 'good' spreader bars are shown below.

(round spreader bar that fits in a hole in each side of the vertical frame rail) These pop out or unbolt easily when you unscrew the frame rail. Chairs with removable spreader bars can almost always be fitted with new slings at home.

 

 

Some (primarily low cost) manufacturers weld-in these spreader bars on both sides of the seat back at the factory. This is a low cost manufacturing technique. These slings require special equipment to install, and we do not supply slings for this type of chair. Here is how to identify if you have welded rails on your chairs. Look at the chair from the rear. Examine the seat back, and look where the spreader bar attaches to the side rails:

picture of welded in spreader bar example of welded in spreader bar 2 example of welded in spreader bar 3 There is no way to remove these bars from the chair !

Note that these spreader bars are welded on both sides, and can't be removed. If you have a chair that is welded on only one side, it's likely that you can't install the slings yourself without special equipment.

We do not make slings for this style of chair.

 

 

SLINGS WITH CURVED TOP AND HORIZONTAL BACK SPLINE

Patio Parts Pro does not make this style of sling. You can identify this style of chair because the seat back will have rail at the top and bottom running horizontally. We have had bad luck making this type of sling, and the installation is very difficult without specialized tools. We have not figured out a way to guarantee your satisfaction with this style of sling, so we do not make them. Below are some sample pictures to help you identify the styles we don't make. If your chair backs have a curved seat back, and rails that run in the vertical direction,

Here are examples of slings we DON'T MAKE:

patio chair with curved sling rail and horizontal sling railsDetailed picture of horizontal sling rail for pato chair with curved sling on top

WE DO NOT MAKE SLINGS FOR THIS STYLE OF CHAIR

Back view of chair with curved top horizontal sling

We Do Not Offer This Style of Sling

 

 

Curved top sling with vertical side rails

This sling is curved on top, but sling rails are on the side.

We CAN help you with this type of sling. Call us for special measuring instructions !

 

Parabolic Slings - We Do Not Make This Style

Brown Jordan was the first to introduce this style of sling, but some others are copying this look. These slings are difficult to measure and install, and if you have this style of chair, we recommend that you contact us before ordering, and let us know what type of chair you have.

Chair Slings that have a rail on all four sides Example of Brown Jordan Parabolic Sling

We Do Not Offer Parabolic Slings

 

If you have this kind of chair, Contact the Manufacturer Directly. We Do No Supply This Style Sling.