Deck Chairs were an Edwardian invention along the lines of folding campaign furniture, the deckchair was lovingly adopted by the nation following two world wars.
Aunt Daisy and Uncle Bert could be relied upon to produce their deckchairs from their summerhouse at the remotest glimpse of fair weather and a hectic round of croquet.
Recovery procedures involved canvas ordered from the local hardware store and speedy tacking on in the potting shed.
Later adopted as perfect seaside furniture - deckchairs were rented out for pennies by the day along with donkey rides and Punch and Judy shows.
Although synthetic fabric deckchair covers were introduced in the 1960's, it took us to discover a gap in the market - with many empty deckchairs languishing in sheds up and down the country, the only deckchair covers available seemed to be plastic or synthetic instead of the traditional 100% cotton canvas.
We now have brand new hardwood deckchairs in beautiful Teak for you to buy, which we can cover with any fabric from our Deckchair Canvas range or Vintage Deckchair Fabric.
However if you would like to find your own deckchair you may be able to pick one up at a carboot sale or local Auction Room and recover with our Deck Chair Canvas.
Please bear in mind that our Deckchair canvas fabric used on our deckchairs is 100% cotton with no synthetics. Modern dyes are used today which lack the toxic colour fasteners used in the past so they will fade quicker if left out in strong sunlight and adverse weather conditions.
The very nature of a deckchair was as an instant chair to sit in the sun - and folded away again when it rains!
Our Deckchair canvas is not suitable for heavy commercial use.
Because the fabric on our deckchairs is 100% natural cotton with no synthetics, the weave is constructed to slightly 'give' when first sat on. If tacked on tightly - the canvas will 'mould' to the shape of the body to give a more relaxed and comfortable seat. This is totally normal and the strength of the fabric is not compromised in any way.
These deckchairs make wonderful unusual Wedding, Birthday or Christmas presents!