Gathering the Chairs

I’ve started gathering together my outside chairs.

We "stored" the chairs out in the yard over the winter.
We “stored” the chairs out in the yard over the winter.

We stored the lawn chairs behind the garden because the shed was full of shutters.

Last winter we failed to put our lawn furniture away so it's very dingy.
Last winter we failed to put our lawn furniture away so it’s very dingy.

The lawn furniture definitely needs to be scrubbed which Charlie has offered to do.

The French garden chairs hang on the back wall of the shed.
The French garden chairs hang on the back wall of the shed.

I also have about 10 French garden chairs which I did store in the shed over the winter.

Our blue metal garden table flanked by French folding chairs.
Our blue metal garden table flanked by French folding chairs.

They need repair because they are about 25 years old.

French garden chairs and lawn chairs
French garden chairs and lawn chairs

Until they are fixed I will use seat cushions on them.

Heavy folding chairs from the attic can be used inside or out.
Heavy folding chairs from the attic can be used inside or out.

And I also found 2 folding chairs in the attic

Old fashioned folding chair.
Old fashioned folding chair.

along with a chair I recovered to match the card tables.

Bistro Chair - Metallic Charcoal
Bistro Chair – Metallic Charcoal

That should be enough to start.

Any idea how to fix the slats on the French garden chairs?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Gathering the Chairs”

    1. Thanks for the comment. I just can’t seem to find the right slat to repair the folding French garden chairs but this is the year for it. Jo

  1. Zoomed in, because I don’t know how the French chairs are made. They must be wood slats that are screwed in from the bottom? Looks like the have a bit of curve to them for comfort. New ones could be cut, but how to make them curve? Or maybe take them all off and find some blue and white webbing to replace them with?

  2. I would take the chair slat to a hardware store to see if they can halo you find something of a matching thickness to cut slats from. If that doesn’t work, take it to a local furniture maker. They could probably make the slats for you, but it will be more expensive. They might also know where you could purchase them pre-made if there is such a place.

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