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HOW TO CONVERT SLOT STRAPS TO RIVETS


HOW TO CONVERT SLOT STRAPS TO RIVET STRAPS


Identify slotted straps

See Pic. 1, 2, and 3

how to convert slot straps to rivet straps
how to convert slot straps to rivet straps
how to convert slot straps to rivet straps

Tools needed to complete this task:
  • Pot of warm water (just under boiling point)
  • Scissors or garden shears
  • Tape measure
  • Drill
  • Gloves

Step one: Remove old strap

Using scissors or garden shears, cut off all old straps as well as fasteners and remove them from the slots. Clean the piece well. If the furniture is in need of structural repair or painting, this is the time to do it.


Step two: Drill a hole

Drill a hole above the slot using a 15/64" drill bit.


Step three: Measure strap length

Use a tape measure and find the exact measurement from the outside top of the frame to the outside top of the frame and add 1".


If you are buying pre-cut straps; jump to step five.

Step four: Cut one strap

Cut one strap off your roll of vinyl (Do not cut all the straps at once as you may want to adjust the strap length after seeing how the first strap fits around the frame).


Step five: Put straps in warm water

Place straps inside the pot and wait 5 minutes before installing. We recommend wearing gloves to protect your hands; and when you are ready to start, use tongs (optional) to pick up each strap and install. Once the strap is out of the water, you have to install it right away; otherwise, it will cool down and harden.


Step six: Attach strap to one side of the frame.

Push the rivet into both strap holes (if you purchased precut strap with aluminum clip or grommet, they will already be inserted on both sides). Insert the rivet into the hole on one side of the chair frame and if necessary, use a hammer to tap it in.


Step seven: Pull strap

Stretch and pull the strap over the opposite side of the chair frame by 3".


Step eight: Attach strap to opposite side of the frame

Insert the rivet into the hole to the right side of the chair frame and if necessary, use a hammer to tap it in.



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