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How to replace the sling on Samsonite patio furniture

 If you love something, you will really try your best to keep it and make it last forever just like a samsonite furniture.

 

Q: We love our Samsonite patio table and chairs. One of the chairs has come apart at the seam where it attaches to the frame. We contacted Samsonite, and it was unable to help. How do we find someone who repairs this kind of outdoor furniture?

Vienna

A: Samsonite, most known as a suitcase manufacturer, did make steel patio furniture from the late 1960s until about 2000. In the late 1990s, it also took over a company, Halcyon, that made aluminum furniture. Then the company stopped making furniture on its own and licensed and eventually sold the brand to a company that imported furniture, mostly aluminum, and labeled it Samsonite.

probably wouldn’t last, he said; the tension is so great that the fabric and stitches would rip out.

SF Patio Furniture in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (888-808-2253; sfpatiofurniture.com), does make the new piece you need, said Drew Scott, a customer service representative there. “This is what we specialize in,” he wrote in an email. “We are the last living link to the original plant just up the road from our facility and have been doing this for 20 years now.”

A reader wants to remove this five-piece mirror set from the wall without breaking it. (Reader photo)

From the picture you sent, he identified your furniture as part of Samsonite’s steel

A couple of companies sell replacement slings for the original steel furniture styles. But your pieces don’t match any of the designs on file at Creative Play Stores in Knoxville, Tenn. (888-858-7529; creativeplay.com), said James Tidrick, who handles consumer inquiries there. He suggested going to a company that specializes in boat upholstery to get a new piece. Trying to mend the seam with a needle and thread …

 

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-mend-the-seams-of-samsonite-patio-furniture/2016/08/26/e9b1ea9a-64b0-11e6-be4e-23fc4d4d12b4_story.html

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