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How To Weave An Acapulco Chair

A series of videos on how to weave your own Acapulco chair
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 As you already know, we are huge fans of the original and authentic Acapulco chair, which is handmade in Mexico, for so many reasons! On some occasions due to extraordinary wear and tear, the chairs may need to be repaired (because life happens!) or some of you who are more handy may attempt to attempt making your own according to your specific dimensions and design. If this is you, here is a video series that we shared on our Instagram to guide you in that process. If you have any questions regarding the process we would be happy to help! Please reach out to us at [email protected]

Our PVC cords are comfortable, flexible, free of phthalates and fade resistant. And our cords and chairs in black are made with 70% recycled PVC. Shop PVC coils here.

Ready? Let's go!

 

VIDEO 1 of 7: LET'S BEGIN

To start, you’ll need:

✔️ An original Acapulco chair frame

✔️ A neatly rolled PVC coil (shop PVC coils here)

✔️ Sharp cutter

✔️ Hammer w/ a soft plastic side

 
 
 
 
 
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VIDEO 2 OF 7: AFTER THE FIRST LOOP

After the first loop, how to pull the cords tight and wrap 7 turns around the frame.

 
 
 
 
 
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VIDEO 3 OF 7: WEAVING

  1. After the first loop, pull the cords tight and wrap 7 turns around the frame
  2. Use the hammer to push the cords together
  3. Trim the excess cord with the cutter
 
 
 
 
 
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VIDEO 4 OF 7: TURNS & SPACING

Understanding the number of turns & spacing and connecting the second coil when the first one is finished...note the spacing and dimensions are unique to the original Acapulco chairs and Silla Acapulco Original. If you have a different frame or different brand chair, it will look different.

 
 
 
 
 
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VIDEO 5 OF 7: WEAVING CONTINUED

 
 
 
 
 
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VIDEO 6 OF 7: FINISHING UP

 
 
 
 
 
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VIDEO 7 OF 7: THE END (REALLY!)

 
 
 
 
 
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