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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!



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Try a washcloth Robin Starr, Mon Sep 18 11:56am
I think the best suggestion I've received on this site (among a lot of great suggestions) was to use a steamer to loosen old spline on pre-woven cane. Let me add one additional thought of my own that has saved time. There are cases where once you've removed the bulk of the old spline, there is still of lot of old cane ... more
barrel back radio cane chair cduehmig1, Sun Sep 10 7:36am
Hi. So glad I found this- hoping for help. Bought 60's barrel back chair that has a groove along the top but no groove along the bottom. Would like to use paper radio cane webbing but I guess I'd have to staple the bottom? Can I do that? I *think* there is something similar on Emza's example on her 2013 blog. Hard to... more
  • TSWG Newsletter Bonnie Rashleigh - Rick's Wood &, Tue Aug 15 8:23pm
    Forum Members - Check your email for the latest issue of The SeatWeavers' Journal. If there is not one there and you think there should be - please contact me. Also check to make sure you have paid your dues - the Guild Membership year runs July to June, so your membership may have expired. Always looking for items of ... more
    How did you get started in the chair caning business? The Wicker Woman, Fri Mar 7, 2014 8:10am
    How did ya'll get into this wonderful craft/business of chair caning, anyway? Please post your story. Most of you already know my entry into the field, but I'll post it again here anyway for those of you that don't. I got into this chair caning business when my first born was just a few months old, in 1975. My... more
  • Screw Blocking hole gsdoby, Wed Jul 26 8:39pm
    I doing a set a lace cane chairs and have run across a problem. The back legs of the chair are fastened to the seat frame with a large wood screw. On 4 of the 6 chairs in the set the one of the screws run one of the holes for the cane. I am wondering how I should deal with this. I wondered if I should treat it like a... more
  • Identify manufacturer The Seat DoKtor, Dick Knotts, Thu Jul 27 9:42am
    Anyone know this chair manufacturer? Photos at: http://s36.photobucket.com/user/seatdok/library/?view=recent Customer has four of a five chair set.
    missing corner holes ediezalas, Wed Jul 26 4:38pm
    I have just received a crib to cane, the area to be caned is about 15"x30" There aren't any corner holes, how do I handle this situation? It's a new problem for me. It seems with every project comes new problems, or, I mean challenges.
    Rattan project, can you staple sheets? chemacailletbois, Tue Jul 11 2:49pm
    Hello, I'm renovating two counter-height rattan chairs, they were originally wrapped with hard, scratchy sinew but I'd like to cane them instead. https://goo.gl/photos/rdbdytab9d2iAoxg6 https://goo.gl/photos/RtwVbaHWCbw6kU6c7 Can I wrap cane sheet around the rattan and use tons of staples on the inner side of the... more
  • Help lrobertson13, Fri Jun 23 8:44am
    I bought a chair and rocker from an estate sale in the hope that I could redo the seats. The peg holes on the rail are throwing me off. Any help in figuring out how this might have been done or suggestions on how best to move forward would be greatly appreciated. https://s26.postimg.org/es90kej15/image.jpg... more
  • Hi All Please forgive if this is a common question from newbies (I did search but could not find anything on this) I have some old chairs to re-cane and have studied the 7 step method in written and video format. I think I can learn how to master the craft of cane weaving and have 5 chairs to practice on! The chairs I ... more
  • I ordered it from Amazon and it does not fit my project. They do not need me to return it and I would hate just to toss it. SO you can paypal me shipping cost after you receive it. here is the link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00114R8UE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • Tentative Gathering Schedule Posted The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Fri Jun 23 12:21am
    A schedule of events taking place at our 10th Anniversary Gathering on July 21, 22 & 23, 2017 in Nelsonville, Ohio has been posted to the website. Some items are tentative and subject to change, but you will have a good idea of the planned structure. Please take a look and if you see something that you would like to... more
    Hello! I picked up a set of pottery barn stools. The website says that it is seagrass. How do I repair them, are there any videos available?
  • Gathering Deb Kinghan, Thu Jun 8 7:41pm
    Hello Weavers, Getting excited about attending this years Gathering. Wondering if anyone has started a "room share " list. I will be needing a roommate for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and am staying Sunday and Monday at an undetermined location to do some hiking and exploring before returning to California. So anyone... more
    TSWG Renewal Time Lasilla, Sat Jun 3 8:33pm
    Its time to renew or add a new membership in TSWG. The SeatWeavers Guild is a wonderful resource for all of your Seat Weaving needs. Join and help others benefit from your years of experience. Join and learn tips and tricks from other Seat Weavers with years of experience. Its a win win for all of us. Details are on... more
    The SeatWeavers' Journal is here! Bonnie Rashleigh - Rick's Wood &, Wed May 17 7:49pm
    Members of The SeatWeavers' Guild Inc. Check your email inbox to find the current edition of The SeatWeavers' Journal. It has all the information you need to start planning for our 10th Anniversary Guild Gathering. Bonnie Rashleigh Newsletter Editor
    TSWG Newsletter Needs YOU! Bonnie Rashleigh - Rick's Wood &, Wed May 3 9:04pm
    Hi All - Many of you on this Forum are members of The SeatWeavers' Guild Inc.® The Guild actually started with the group on this Forum. I am the editor of our newsletter, The SeatWeavers' Journal , and always post when the newsletter is in your email inbox. Now there is a chance for members to send in an article... more
    Wicker chair question ABQLaurie, Mon Apr 24 10:07pm
    Greetings, all - A friend of mine offered to give me this chair, if I'd be interested in it as a project chair. Otherwise, she's going to donate it somewhere. I have only done the most basic of wicker wrapping on some chairs for another pal and have never done any weaving. These pix are all I know about the chair and... more
  • Wicker repair workshop jwoods.enterprises, Tue Apr 25 5:20am
    I am holding another wicker repair workshop in May. 4 days of intense learning, all the basics to begin restoring wicker furniture as a hobby or business. Not too late to get into this class if you can make it. May 18-21. $375 for the workshop $40 per night to stay at the retreat center. Breakfast and lunch provided... more
    Help finding Kooboo reed? cstw, Fri Apr 21 2:10pm
    A client has two chairs that need repair/reweaving. Cane and Basket Supply in Calif said that they are woven from "2/4mm natural rattan" (a.k.a. kooboo rattan?) which they can no longer get from their supplier. I just spent 2 hours searching for it online with no luck. Does anyone know of a USA supplier that DOES have ... more

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