I have had
10 9 French garden chairs for over thirty years.
I bought them at Pier One on sale for $10 each.
Over the years the slats of the chair seats have broken or become detached.
I assumed someone would be selling replacement slats because these chairs are so popular. Not being able to find the slats I looked for a synonym of “slat” and “lath” came up. It seemed primed pine mullion would work. Although it is not curved like the slats on the original chairs the thickness and width were similar.
I worked the broken slat off a chair. They were riveted on. I knew the replacement would need to be fastened with nuts and bolts.
Charlie used a cut off wheel on a Dremel tool to cut through the rivet.
He removed the portion that remained in the hole with a punch and hammer.
Some of the chairs had more broken slats than others.
Next tasks: cut the slats, drill holes, attach slats.
Happy Memorial Day!
Have you stumbled across a good bargain recently?