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    Patio Furniture Covers

    A few weeks ago I bought a new patio furniture set. It wasn't cheap so I would like to get some material and make some covers for it. I came across a bunch of different types ranging from a cheap to crazy expensive. Here are the two im looking at.

    What are your thoughts on them? I will be making a 108'X60" cover for the Patio Furniture Set and one 50"X36" for a kiddie picnic table i built my son. Which do you would be better? We don't get any snow here but in the summer it can get VERY hot and humid and rain a lot.

    I can get this for $82 shipped to the house for 15yards
    https://www.fabric.com/buy/0343537/n...lyester-silver

    I can get this for $135 shipped to the house for 15yards
    http://www.bigduckcanvas.com/marine-...nier-burgundy/

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    Re: Patio Furniture Covers

    The marine fabric looks a lot better suited. I didn't see anything about the first one being UV resistant, which is very important for stuff that sits outside.
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    Re: Patio Furniture Covers

    X2 on the marine fabric. If it can hold up on a boat in the water I would think it would be plenty suitable for your application.
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    Re: Patio Furniture Covers

    Thanks guy! I didn't even noticed the cheaper one never mentioned anything about UV protectent. Ordered the marine grade stuff today!

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    Re: Patio Furniture Covers

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    Re: Patio Furniture Covers

    I ended up order the BigDuckCanvas Material last week. It came in yesterday and I got to work. Not ever doing anything like this before I was going into it blind but I think so far it came out pretty **** good. I got it cut, measured, trimmed, pinned together and one side sewn together. After the wife showed me how to work the sewing machine I was good to go!

    The first project is a cover for a mini picnic table I built for my son for his birthday.





    The side you see if the only side done so far, it still needs to be trimmed along the bottoms and himed and the other side attached but for my first time I'm pretty happy with it!

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    Re: Patio Furniture Covers

    Looks nice. Keep us posted on how it holds up. We've previously DIY'd patio furniture covers (using tarps from Home Depot, cheap stuff) and they didn't hold up (not surprisingly). Im sure the good, more expensive material will, and I've been thinking about doing the covers again, but it would be nice to get some feedback on the material.
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    Re: Patio Furniture Covers

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    It stormed today, all day! Before work as the rain was ending I went to the back yard and checked the table and to my excitement it was perfectly dry!

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