The Complete Guide to Chair Caning

The Complete Guide to Chair Caning

Restoring Cane, Rush, Splint, Wicker, & Rattan Furniture

Book - 2005
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Jim Widess, co-author of the best selling Caner's Handbook, owner of The Caning Shop, and one of the field's top authorities, presents crafters with five amazingly detailed chairmaking projects they'll treasure for years to come. Best of all, with the help of a thorough basics chapter, reader-friendly instructions, and a plethora of illuminating color photographs, even beginners can complete every beautiful item. Find out how to use machine-made caning to restore an old chair, or create an entirely new one by hand. Fashion a durable and comfortable rush seat, using fiber that's twisted into long strands, or create a traditional splint-caned porch rocker. There's invaluable information on the different types of available cane, various woven patterns, and interesting rattan wraps.

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Discusses the fundamental tools, materials, and techniques for weaving cane and explains how to repair the seats of cane chairs, offering five detailed chair-making projects, including a traditional splint-caned porch rocker and a chair featuring a durable and comfortable rush seat.

Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781579906139
Branch Call Number: 684.13 W633c
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Guide to chair caning
Chair caning


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