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#1 Billsotx

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:34 PM

What kind of leather would be best to cover lawn or patio chairs? I want to recover a couple of director style, metal frame, chairs with a leather that will withstand UV as well as a little rain. They are canvas now which has frayed around the stitch-lines, but the frames are light enough to pack around and have lots of useful life.

Any tips of the type of leather and a source would be appreciated.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:20 PM

What kind of leather would be best to cover lawn or patio chairs? I want to recover a couple of director style, metal frame, chairs with a leather that will withstand UV as well as a little rain. They are canvas now which has frayed around the stitch-lines, but the frames are light enough to pack around and have lots of useful life.

Any tips of the type of leather and a source would be appreciated.


I would probably suggest searching for marine upholstery leather since it is designed to stand up to more or less the same conditions you listed. I'm not entirely sure of a specific supplier off the top of my head, perhaps townsend leather?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

Thanks Rick. I appreciate the info.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

What kind of leather would be best to cover lawn or patio chairs? I want to recover a couple of director style, metal frame, chairs with a leather that will withstand UV as well as a little rain. They are canvas now which has frayed around the stitch-lines, but the frames are light enough to pack around and have lots of useful life.

Any tips of the type of leather and a source would be appreciated.


You may want to consider using a marine-grade vinyl. I recently recovered my motorcycle seats with some Italian aniline leather, which didn't take the sun/heat (Houston, Texas) well at all.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:12 AM

sailrite.com has a big selection of outdoor fabrics and vinyl







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