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Do-it-yourself Chair Restoration Kits

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ARBC supplies sets of wooden slats with bolts that you can use to restore old garden chairs. We provide packs of slats in different ratios. These ratios of slats are designed to fit the vast majority of garden chairs.

You can buy a full kit of wooden slats and bolts, or just the slats only.

The timber is iroko and is planed, rounded and pre-drilled. It can also be treated with either teak oil or primed if needed.

Iroko is often referred to as African teak since it shares many of the properties of teak, as well as the coloration. It is a very durable oily hardwood, ideally suited to our climate where it is used extensively when a long-lasting hardwood is required.

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Chair Restoration Kit: Contents

  • 12 hardwood slats
  • Set of bolts

The Slats

Our chair kit comprises 12 hardwood slats and a set of bolts. We provide several ratios of wide-to-thin slats that between them fit most chair ends. All slats come fully rounded on the long edges and are pre-drilled with holes centred, offset 18mm from the end of the slat.

Wide slats are 560mm long x 55mm x 20mm and narrow slats are 560mm long x 35mm x 20mm. Please check your old chair legs to see which ones you need.

Common ratios:
  • 8 wide x 4 narrow
  • 9 wide x 3 narrow
  • 10 wide x 2 narrow

For non-standard sizes, slats can be made to order. Simply request a quote from us.

A narrow and a wide chair slat
A narrow and a wide chair slat
A narrow and a wide chair slat

The Bolts

Apart from the slats, a fixing pack containing all the necessary bolts is all you need to restore your garden chair.

Chair slats plus screws

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All orders for our restoration kits must be placed via our website: we cannot process orders over the telephone. We can only take credit card payments via PayPal on this website.

If you have any questions about our kits and aren't sure what to order, simply email us a photo and we'll be happy to help.

A narrow and a wide chair slat
Wooden chair slats only

In stock and available to purchase immediately on this website for delivery to any UK mainland address.
£40.00

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Full chair kit
Full Kit: slats & bolts

In stock and available to purchase immediately on this website for delivery to any UK mainland address.
£45.00

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custom bench kit
Custom order: non-standard slats

Request a quote and we'll email you a price and a link to pay via credit card to our PayPal account.
£ TBC

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Carving Service: Personalise your Order

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Thinking of buying a gift for someone? Or want to make your restored item even more special? Why not get a unique message or motif hand-carved onto it?

ARBC provides a professional letter & motif wood carving service to make your restored item of furniture truly unique. You can order a carved motif or lettering when you place your DIY kit order.

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Chair Kits: Frequently-asked Questions

  1. What is included with the kits?
  2. Can I buy just the wooden slats?
  3. Can you supply loose replacement slats?
  4. What size are the slats?
  5. What ratio of wide to narrow slats do you offer?
  6. Can I varnish or use a saddolins type of colour/stain?
  7. Do the slats come treated?
  8. How long will my order take to arrive?
  9. Can I collect from you?
  10. Can you deliver outside the UK?
  11. What are your postage costs?
  12. I'm not sure what to order. Can I contact you?
  1. What is included with the kits?
    The chair kits comprise everything you need to restore your garden chair. Included is a set of wooden slats and a set of bolts.
  2. Can I buy just the wooden slats?
    Yes, we also sell just replacement slats.
  3. Can you supply loose replacement slats?
    Yes, we can. These are supplied undrilled in case your centres don't match the supplied kit. We recommend you check the length as sometimes it can be 1220mm. These are supplied at no extra cost.
  4. What size are the slats?
    The standard slats are 56mm long x 55mm thick x 20 and come in 2 widths: 55mm and 35mm.
  5. What ratio of wide to narrow slats do you offer?
    We can provide several combinations of slat types. Our chair kits come with 8 wide and 4 narrow slats, 9 wide and 3 narrow slats, or 10 wide with 2 narrow.
  6. Can I varnish or use a saddolins type of colour/stain?
    We do not recommend either of these treatments unless you adore flaky wood and love maintenance.
  7. Do the slats come treated?
    The slats are all iroko wood and can be supplied untreated, teak oiled or painted with aluminium primer.
  8. How long will my order take to arrive?
    Dispatch is normally within 1 working day for stock items, or 2-3 working days for specials.
  9. Can I collect from you?
    Yes, by prior arrangement only. Our location is shown on our home page.
  10. Can you deliver outside the UK?
    We will deliver outside the UK, but due to the weight of most of our products it can be very expensive.
  11. What are your postage costs?
    ItemPostage CostAdditional Pack*
    1-2 individual slats£5.00£3.00
    Chair slats + bolts£16.75£3.00
    Bench slats (48 hr delivery)£16.75£3.00
    Bench slats (24 hr delivery)£19.75N/a
    Full bench kit£16.75£3.00
    Table slats£16.75£3.00
    Full table kit£16.75£3.00
    Packs over 1.5 metres£28.50N/A

    *Order 2 packs of slats or 2 full kits and the delivery charge is just £19.75! Thereafter, any subsequent packs are charged at £16.75 each.

    All above prices are for UK mainland Zone 1. For all other postcodes, please place your order via this website to receive a quote including postage costs.

    Maximum weight per pack: 30kg (standard bench/table kit weight: ~12kg).

  12. I'm not sure what to order. Can I contact you?
    All orders must be processed on this website. We cannot take card orders over the phone. If you aren't sure what type of kit you need, the best thing to do is to email us a photo of your existing item and we will advise you. If necessary, you can call us on 07806 557 464.
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