Chair Caning Forum--The Caner's Community Hub™
For Beginners, Hobbyists and Professionals.
Founded (2004) & Moderated by Cathryn Peters RSS
Begun March 10, 2004--Welcome fellow professional, hobbyist or beginning chair caner, seatweaver and/or wicker repair person! Glad you are joining our FREE chair caning discussion forum located here in the United States. All healthy discussions, comments, opinions and exchanges are welcome!
Registration prior to posting has become a necessary requirement as of 8/12/08. Please click on link below and follow directions. You must register or you cannot post messages or answer questions.
RULES OF CONDUCT AND IMAGE POSTING INSTRUCTIONS
Moderator Cathryn Peters reserves the right to change or modify "rules" anytime as needed on behalf of the new sponsors, The SeatWeavers' Guild,Inc.®, so regulars please check periodically.
Visit the Forum PictureTrail Photo Albums to see pictures of the forum members chair caning work!
Use the National Furniture Repair Directory™ on WickerWoman.com to find experts to repair and restore your flea market finds and family heirlooms. No requests for repairs can be posted here.
Since 2004, the Directory has matched customers with craftsmen/experts nationwide and focuses on these four furniture restoration fields: Seatweaving (including Chair Caning), Refinishing, Wicker Repair and Upholstery.
RULES OF THE FORUM:
1.) NO profanity, flaming and negativity are tolerated and will be removed promptly without notice.
2.) NO advertising of competing seatweaving, wicker repair or antique Maps, Directories or Forums is allowed and will be removed immediately.
3.) SEARCH button should be used to see if your question has already been discussed in the many years that we've been on this forum. It's at the top of the list of messages, just above the POST MESSAGE button on the Homepage, below these RULES.
4) POST MESSAGE button starts a brand new topic and fill in the form fields. To reply to a specific post and stay within the same thread or topic, select POST YOUR REPLY. And at any time you want to return to the list of messages, just click on RETURN to MESSAGE LIST.
5.) ENABLE CLICKABLE EMAIL so people can contact you off the forum. Whenever you make a post, there's an Author's section at the top left. Make your selection to the right of your name at the top of the screen, before the Subject field that says, "Change Settings." To make your email address clickable, just check the box next to the question, "Show Your Email Address?"
6.) USE A SIGNATURE FILE that you type at the bottom of each and every post, include your city and state, website, blog or photo gallery address too so we can get to know you and to get FREE advertising for your business.
7.) POSTING PICTURES -- Pictures cannot be posted directly to this forum unless you have them hosted elsewhere like WebShots, Flickr, PhotoBucket, SkyDrive, Picasa Web Albums or stored on your own website image library and can use that special URL for the photos in your post or message.
You can also post pictures using a free website, www.postimage.org, where you can select a photo from your computer. Make sure that after you upload your photo, select the button next to "DIRECT LINK" that says "Copy to Clipboard", then paste that link into your message here. Then the photo will show up right in the body of your message. The end of the line will be the name of the image you uploaded. Don't use any of the hotlinks buttons; they are for something else.
8.) EMAIL AUTOMATIC DAILY UPDATES-- contain links to new messages that have been posted here overnight. At the bottom of the posts there is a blue underlined hotlink that says, "Click here to receive daily updates"--It's only necessary to subscribe ONCE, to be included in the system.
9.) Visit the official website of The SeatWeavers' Guild, Inc.®, the first and only chair caning guild in North America!
Thanks for abiding by the "rules" necessary to keep the peace and make this Forum a fun place to exchange ideas, educate and continue to build lasting friendships! Founder and Moderator, The Wicker Woman®-Cathryn Peters
First: Begin the process by clicking on any post (or message) on the Homepage and try to "Make a Post." At that time, a pop-up screen should appear, fill out the pop-up form that appears.
You MUST have cookies allowed and pop-ups or you will NOT get these instructions! Enter your email address and create a password, then click the REGISTER button.
Second: Another pop-up screen will appear with your email address and password on it in the form. And at the top of the page, it states that the system has created a new account and they are sending you a confirmation email. If your email client blocks this email, an account will NOT be set up for you. You MUST receive this confirmation email to set up an account! Be sure to check your Junk folders, too.
Third: Check your email box for the confirmation letter and CLICK on the hotlink or blue underlined link. By doing so, you will confirm your account on the Seatweaving & Chair Caning Forum. When you click on the link it will take you to a confirmation page that says the registration was confirmed. If you don't see this screen, then there's been no account set up for you! Check your Spam or Junk folder, might have gotten caught there.
Once your account is set up and confirmed, just click on any post (message) and then the login screen will come up. Enter your email address and password and click on the login button. If you want to stay logged in, be sure to also click on the button that says, "Stay logged in." Then you can REPLY to someone's post or POST a MESSAGE of your own.