I have been looking all over the internet for chair slats to repair my French garden chairs.
Apparently the only group repairing this style of chair is Bryant Park in New York City but they don’t give any details.
I pulled a broken slat from one of the chairs and took it to Home Depot to see what, if anything, similar is available.
I looked down the trim aisle where we found 7/16 by 1-5/8 pine with squared edges.
The width and depth made it a reasonable if not ideal choice.
At $2.21 a linear foot I decided to look a little more.
Then I spied a primed pine mullion — 3/8 by 2 inches.
It was almost exactly the same size and the top edges were rounded much like the original slates. The price is $1.68 per linear foot. Still relatively expensive.
I purchased an 8-foot piece of the pine mullion which should work for sturdy chair repairs.
What spring repairs are you planning?