How I Keep the Falling Leaves Off My Patio Chair Cushions
I got tired of going outside in the morning to wet and/or dirty cushions. I didn't want to store them in the garden shed, and I didn't want to spend the money on a storage container (or have to look at it), so I decided to come up with my own solution.
Tools and Materials
- Tape measure
- 1x3 piece of wood
- 3 L-shaped brackets
- 3 coat hooks
- 2 flush brackets
I picked a spot out of the way on my soffit. My house is clad in basic vinyl siding, but I didn't want to damage it either. I measured from the siding to the edge of the fascia and subtracted 1/8" for a 1x3 treated board I bought at Lowes
I added two L-shaped brackets flush with the top of this 1x3. These will be inserted above the siding.
I then added another bracket to the other end of the 1x3 (sorry this is blurry) on top. This will be attached to the fascia.
Now to add some coat hooks. I had three cushions I wanted out of the way, so I used three hooks.
I inserted the two flush brackets between the siding and the soffit. They rest on the siding. (Next pic will help) then attached the top bracket to the fascia with a single sheet metal screw.
Here's the board resting on top of the siding at the back, with one screw holding it on out front. I left it unpainted for the pics to show detail. It will get taken down and all painted white ASAP.
Here are my three cushions. They won't stay here in a good storm, but they didn't always stay on the chairs either. When I went outside for breakfast this morning only the face of the outermost cushion had any dew on it. I used the second cushion to sit on, and enjoyed a dry seat. Best of all, storing them here is convenient so it will happen more often.