- What is a SKY
CHAIR® made of?
- All materials used in our SKY
CHAIRS® were selected for quality, durability, comfort, and also environmental aspects, such as:
Strong, 18 ounce cotton canvas DURAVAS™ , for durability and comfort. Our canvas is treated with natural paraffin wax
for mildew resistance and water repellency. Heavy duty woven polypropylene reinforces the perimeter to maintain your
chair’s trademark shape year in and year out. We also
offer the SKY-Chair® in BOBLOTEX ™ , an All-Weather fabric made
of a vinyl coated polyester weave.
is very water- and mildew resistant and perfect for use in areas where
continuous exposure to
moisture cannot be
Super-strong nylon thread and our habit of double and triple stitching make our chairs tough.
SKY rope is 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch UV resistant hollow braided polypropylene, with over 2400 pounds of tensile strength.
Sky dowels are kiln-dried North American White Ash - a strong but flexible wood and one which is sustainably harvested.
Each dowel is inspected for straight grain and hand rubbed with two coats of Danish wood oil.
Our zinc-plated steel custom screw eye is rated at 350 pounds for daily use. Now the best part, the design:
starting from the top, your chair hangs from a single point, so requires a circle of space just five feet across.
Two adjustable knots allow you to easily recline your chair to an angle that suits you.
The result is a perfectly balanced support system for your feet, legs and back - a cradle of comfort™.
- Hanging your SKY-Chair® indoors
- Step 1:
If you plan
to hang your chair from an exposed beam, skip to step two. To
locate a hidden beam (joist), tap the ceiling with a hammer, or use a stud finder. Pinpoint the middle
of the hidden beam by probing with a very small nail
(at least 2,5 cm/an inch long) or small drill bit.
With a 5/16
bit, drill a hole roughly 5 cm/two inches deep. Install the screw eye
all the way to the eye, and then do not
adjust it further.
dowels yet inserted, hold the two top cups or boot cups
together with one hand, and feed the two free
ends of the chair ropes through the large S hook. Attach S hook
to screw eye. While holding rope ends in one hand
and matched boot cups in the other, adjust height until chair
just scuffs the ground. Pinch the ropes tightly to set
point of adjustment and tie an overhand knot . Make sure the boot cups hang down to the same level.
Insert all dowel ends deeply into the boot cups.
- Hanging your SKY-Chair® from a tree
- Tie a sturdy rope around the tree branch so it extends down to a level you can reach from the ground. Tie an overhand knot to create a loop at the end of the rope. Follow the hanging instructions above to adjust chair to correct height.
- Connecting the footrest
- Insert the
small dowel into the footrest boot cups. Feed the rope end through
the small S hook and attach to the large S hook. Adjust height
until footrest dowel hangs just under the front edge of the chair.
Pinch and tie an overhand knot.
- Connecting the armrest
- Remove the
medium dowels from the boot cups. Slide the webbing aside to locate
the rope inside. Separate the Velcro closures on both ends of
the armrests. Loop the armrest straps around the rope on the inside
of the boot cups. Note that the longer strap goes to the rear
of the chair. Rejoin the Velcro enclosures. Re-insert the side
dowels in the boot cups, making sure the straps on the inside
lie flat, without bunching. Adjust your armrests by shortening
or lengthening the rear strap.
- Three ways to make comfort adjustments
- Our chairs
are all well adjusted before they leave our workshop. However,
total comfort is a matter of personal preference and we designed
the SKY-Chair® to be completely adjustable.
or sit more upright...
the side knots. Do this by removing the long dowel, loosening
the side knots and feeding rope into the knot. Make sure medium
dowels are on the same plane as you make fine adjustments.
or lower your footrest...
while the small “s” is attached to the large “S”
on the hanging chair. Feed rope one way or another until the footrest
dowel sits three or four inches below the front edge of the chair.
Then, pinch rope tightly to “set” the position and tie
the overhand knot. In general, err on the side of hanging your
footrest too low rather than too high.
the velcro straps that connect to the back of the chair and repositioning
until they feel just right!
- SKY-Chair® Care
SKY-Chair® are designed to be hand (spot) washed, using a sponge or cloth,
warm water and a mild soap solution. Never put SKY-Chair® in the
Our canvas SKY-CHAIRS® are treated with paraffin wax. Paraffin repels water
and helps the canvas resist mildew. However, you should always
tip any water out of the chair, and let your chair dry completely.
Better yet, simply take your chair in during bad weather. The
benefits of paraffin wax will decrease over time. We recommend
that you re-treat your chair with Scotch Guard, or a similar product,
after two years of use.
If you leave
your chair hanging outdoors consistently, we also recommend re-treating
the dowels. Do this by carefully sanding them (be careful not
to get a splinter), and re-applying a wood treatment such as Danish
- SKY-Chair® Safety
- 1. Hang your
chair according to the instructions that come with your chair
for maximum comfort and safety.
2. Check your
lag screw at least once a month to make sure it is secured exactly
in the position it was when
you first installed it.
3. Inspect the
hooks and ropes periodically for wear. When they are worn, SKY
CHAIRS® can replace them with
4. Hang your
chair so the seat is suspended no more than 30 cm/12 above
5. Swing gently
and avoid spinning or bumping walls.
6. Bring your
chair indoors when it is not in use. The colour will fade when
left in the sun, and the natural fabric
may succumb to rainy and
damp conditions with continuous exposure. If the fabric becomes
damp, let it
dry out to help prevent mildew.
7. Always clean
your chair by hand. Try brushing dirt with a dry brush first.
If necessary, spot wash or hand
wash with a mild soap in a laundry
tub. Never machine wash your SKY
8. Never pull
down on the top dowel. Even though it seems like a perfect way
to pull yourself up out of the chair,
it was not designed for
that purpose. The easiest way to get out of your chair, if you
have any difficulty
simply standing up, is to put your feet on
the ground and take a step or two backwards.
Your chair will guide
you into a standing position.
9. Do not use
the footrest as a swing.
10. Enjoy relaxing
in your SKY
- SKY-Chair® Guarantee
- All SKY-Chair®bought from us are guaranteed against defects in materials and
workmanship for 5 years.
Since SKY-Chair® are not indestructible, we do not cover defects
due to normal wear and tear, nor damage due to neglect, abuse
Please contact us prior to return for return authorization.
If after inspection we determine that the product was defective,
we will repair or replace it at no charge.
Subject to our Conditions of Sale.
- The Overhand Knot