Asked on Jan 31, 2016

Try to source a part for my patio table for repair

by Ginger
Hi. I have a patio table that is in great shape, except for the 6 "table rim clips" that are disintegrating. The part is approx 2 1/4 X 1 1/2. The molded "cup" section for the legs to be inserted into is approx 2 1/4 X 1/2. I don't recall the name of the furniture manufacturer. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  22 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 31, 2016
    If you do not have any paper work on the patio set, the only source I think is to research think that will be your only source without the company name.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jan 31, 2016
    Hi Ginger I'd bring these photos to a home improvement store and ask someone who works in the furniture area. Lots of big stores are busy getting their patio sets assembled. They may have extras or a substitute for you.
  • Roberta Stewart-Fite Roberta Stewart-Fite on Feb 01, 2016
    If there is a name brand on the table, google the company. ALL patio furniture makers supply piecy parts to repair their product. Other than that, you would need a welder that specializes in the type of "fabric" the table is made out of.
  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Feb 01, 2016
    I would go to either Home Depot or Lowe's to check with them first thing. could perhaps use some heavy duty epoxy to make it more secure. Another option would be to find another table to use for parts. Crazy but I've done that before, bought something because it has parts I need.
  • Ida Granny Ida Granny on Feb 02, 2016
    How about glue it in place with liquid nail. You then my not be able to take it apart to store it , but you can use it.
  • Sherrill Sherrill on Feb 02, 2016
    There are a couple of online patio furniture parts companies that I used to tell people about when I sold patio furniture. Patio Care and Patio Chair One. Just search (google) for patio furniture parts. I myself have replaced straps on 8 chairs and fixed one of my tables after a mishap when we moved. Good Luck!
  • Ginger Ginger on Feb 02, 2016
    Thank you to all that took the time to respond to my inquiry. It seems that the part I am seeking is referred to as a "table rim guard". This part was manufactured in China. The Chinese manufacturer no long ships the part. Too bad, as the table is in great shape. The plus side.......I get to go shopping for a new one. ;)
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    • Sherrill Sherrill on Feb 03, 2016
      @Ginger If you would like I will try to find my in my references the actual web site addresses for parts. Email me at
  • Ginger Ginger on Feb 03, 2016
    Hey Janet. Thank you....yes I did check Amazon. No luck. I won't give up. If I can't repair the table, I may have to check out Pintrest for creative ways to recycle it. Thanks again.
  • Kim Walsh Kim Walsh on Feb 05, 2016
    3-D printer
    • Ginger Ginger on Feb 05, 2016
      Sorry Kim. I read your last post, and missed this one. Thanks
  • Kim Walsh Kim Walsh on Feb 05, 2016
    there are places online that could print the pieces for you
    • Ginger Ginger on Feb 05, 2016
      Hey Kim. Could you please elaborate? I have never heard of such a thing. Do you mean like a 3D printer? Great idea.
  • Ginger Ginger on Feb 10, 2016
    Sherrill had contacted business associates in the patio furniture business. They advised her that the parts I need are no longer available. Sherrill made a few other recommendations for a a new table, or repairs that may work. Thanks to all in the Hometalk community.
  • Kim Walsh Kim Walsh on Mar 19, 2016
    yes, a 3D printer :)
  • Kim Walsh Kim Walsh on Mar 19, 2016 those are just a couple companies...there are many more
  • Melanie Melanie on Apr 26, 2017

    Did you ever have any luck in finding your patio table rim guards? I'm needing them too!

  • Ginger Ginger on Apr 26, 2017

    Hi! No I never did. One hometalker was very helpful. She tried to find some information from some old contacts in the industry, but no luck. I am still trying to figure out if I could build some kind of frame out of 1X 1s to sit under the glass, then make new legs to attach. Such a shame to waste a perfectly good table top.

  • Kathy Miller Ervin Kathy Miller Ervin on Mar 24, 2018

    I didn't realize until yesterday that I had the same problem. When I tried to slide the table the rim supports shattered The plastic had completely deteriorated! My next option is to check facebook marketplace, yard sales, or Craigslist in hopes of finding a cheap table to take the replacement parts off of. The table and 4 chairs are really good quality and It would cost me a small fortune to try to replace the whole set.

  • SJ SJ on May 20, 2018

    we had the same problem and lived with a deteriorating table for years as each clip slowly deteriorated, including the "cup" shaped ones, because we couldn't find the parts to repair...... then came up with this solution which should get us a few more years use of our table - the top and legs are in such good shape!

    At the mid point, along the length of our table, there are two arms that curve outwards towards the table edge and that support the tempered glass. This is where those "cup" shaped table rim holders in the photo at the top used to be on our table. My husband bought 10' of thin cable (he didn't need this much but this allowed for about 18"-24" extra) , an eye/eye turnbuckle set, Ferrule & Stop Kit (so that the cable ends are properly secured and don't cut anyone), and 1" metal corner braces (the size and number needed may differ depending on the need for your specific table - for our table he needed 2/side = 4 total).

    1. Put the metal corner braces (we used 2 in each arm) into the end pf the table's arm brace so that one side is "in" the arm and the other side of the brace is "out", and extending down. Then insert each arm back into the lip of the table rim - the metal corner brace portion that is extending down, will now be held in place by the lip of the lower table rim. Next, do this to the opposite side. This effectively stop the rim of the table from bowing outwards and somewhat stabilizes the table.

    2. Next, thread the cable through the screw holes on the corner brackets. For our table this meant starting from the middle of the table and threading the cable into the 1st metal corner bracket's screw hole and then out the 2nd corner bracket's screw hole back towards the center of the table..... then go directly to the opposite side of the table and repeat but going into, and out of, the next set of two corner brackets.

    3. Using the Eye/Eye Turnbuckle set, along with the ferrule & stop kit, thread the cable into the parts as per the instructions and tighten the cable until the opposite sides of the table rim are securely pulled in towards each others, thus not allowing the long sides of the table to buckle. This properly secures the table top..... at least it did in our case.

    4. To replace the actual table rim clips our next step is to use shims, cut to size and painted to match our table rim. We'll pop them into the table rim and this will help keep the tempered glass raised up against the upper rim of the table edge.

    This "fix" might sound a bit cheesy and if you aren't careful, it will look it BUT.... if you make sure to place the eye/eye turnbuckle towards one side of the table, the table top arm support will actually hide those steel parts below it so it won't stand out to your eye. That said, the steel cable is visible but you could pre-paint it black so it isn't so noticeable. For us, once we place some potted flowers at the center of the table, it'll be fine for day to day and when entertaining any place mats we put out will almost cover any remaining cable that shows.

  • Sheena Sheena on May 24, 2018


    I like this idea

    Could you post some photos , please?

  • M M on Dec 17, 2020

    I know this is an old post, but I thought I'd share in case someone else needs this info. The following link includes a video.

  • Em Em on Jan 05, 2021

    If it is the plastic that is disintegrating can you cover it what a silicone or apply something like a construction adhesive to keep them from falling apart?

  • Karen Smith Karen Smith on Nov 09, 2021

    Did you ever find the part you needed. Looking for the same part as well.

  • Lugis Lugis on Jun 24, 2022

    Did you find the part? I am looking for the same thing