TSWG logo

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!



Most Recent Posts to the
Seatweaving & Chair Caning Forum™~~

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

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.

By using this site you agree to our terms of use and those of Disc.YourWebApps.

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.


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
  • Figured it out, FINALLY! frenchwwr, Sat Apr 15 10:24am
    Hopefully. I'm Kevin, I've been caning for a little over a month, I think I have my problems figured out and it dawned of me there must be a group on the Internets that could confirm that for me or tell me what else I'm doing wrong that I don't know that I'm doing wrong, yet. I am refinishing an old wood/canvas canoe... more
  • deep seat rush weaving donchafin, Mon Apr 3 5:33pm
    This is Don Chafin with Chafin's Chair Caning in Arab, Alabama. We have been doing chair caning for about 17 years, and my speciality is fibre rush. It's been a while since I've done a deep seat weave using rush. I've used the double figure eight so the side rungs will fill up quickly, but have a chair with some... more
  • Bentwood chair back - wood spline IngridSpies, Mon Apr 3 4:48pm
    I did some searching but couldn't find an answer, I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm quoting some Bentwood chair backs to re-cane, however, the back of the chair has a wood spine covering the cane. How is this removed and most importantly, how do you put new wood in to cover the channel? A number of my chairs have... more
  • willow Deb Kinghan, Fri Mar 31 10:22pm
    Hi Weavers, I just got in an antique pic-nic basket to repair and I am looking for willow to repair it. I have looked but can not find a supplier for the material I need. Can anyone suggest a source for this material ? Smallish and caramel color. many thanks Debbie Kinghan Kinghan of Kalifornia Monterey California 831 ... more
    • willow JIm Widess, Sat Apr 1 2:37am
      • Re: willow The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Sat Apr 1 6:25pm
        • willow JIm Widess, Sat Apr 1 7:24pm
    • Re: willow The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Fri Mar 31 11:35pm
  • Antique Rushed Chair Devon.Koch, Mon Mar 27 9:26am
    I wonder if anyone here can help me out. I recently came into possesion of this very interesting old chair. I cannot find it or anything like it in any antique books (granted most of the ones I have access to are Americana. I have an utterly baseless feeling that it is German in origin.) I am trying to find anything... more
  • Staining and matching cane Jared Chafin, Tue May 7, 2013 9:48am
    I realize staining cane has been discussed on previous threads but my inquiry has more to do with matching. I really dislike staining cane but, more often than not, customers either want their seat stained or it is necessary to match a set. I've had some success with matching, more so with certain colors than others.... more
  • Help! 3 Lincoln Rockers, curved back Patti Erickson, Fri Mar 17 4:15pm
    Hello, I have three Lincoln rocker curved backs to do. I have done a couple of these but it has been a very long time since I did them. I am having trouble with the curve. I am using a piece of wood at the curve and doing the front to back (behind the piece of wood not too tight, not too loose), side to side (loose,... more
  • Gathering Corn Shucks for seats Mindy King, Sat Sep 1, 2007 8:29pm
    Many of you have expressed interest in the Corn Shuck woven seat I learned from Claudia Mullins this past July. She is planning to teach the seat at the SeatWeaver's Guild Meeting next July. I am finding commercially available shucks inappropriate so I encourage anyone interested in taking the class to start... more
  • Cutting a new groove in a cane seat DKR.SeatCaning, Mon Feb 20 1:50pm
    Hello, again. I've received my next project---a 125 year old rocker. Originally it had a square area in the seat with pressed cane. Over the years, the cane failed (actually due to the rear groove cracking--then a poor glue job--then some nails) and someone installed a flat, black leather seat which was tacked down... more
  • Additional work needed when replacing cane or rush DKR.SeatCaning, Tue Feb 14 6:21pm
    Darlene, here, again. As I mentioned earlier, I just started my business last Fall. On my Facebook business page, I say that I will only replace seats in chairs that are sound (not wiggly or loose) and already finished---basically ready to get the seat installed. I did get a chair that needed some of the rungs glued... more
  • Fibre-rush seats DKR.SeatCaning, Sun Feb 12 1:59pm
    I'm just learning how to do fibre-rush seats and have just finished my first one. I've considered whether or not to "finish" the fibre and have decided to use marine-grade varnish, satin finish. My question is: Do I coat the top of the seat AND the underside? ALSO: Usually, how many coats should be used? Thanks.
  • TSWG Newsletter Bonnie Rashleigh - Rick's Wood &, Mon Feb 13 7:16pm
    All members of The SeatWeavers' Guild Inc - check your email for the latest edition of The SeatWeavers' Journal. Lots of great reading! Bonnie Rashleigh Newsletter Editor
  • Blind Caning tag1023, Thu Feb 2 7:58pm
    Jim Thank you for the suggestions. The short ends on the loops are easier to place in the new shallow holes either side of the pegs. I am giving the loops ends with a touch of glue as I install them. I really appreciate your response. Thomas Gamblin Madison, MS 39110 TAG1023@aol.com
    Blind Caning tag1023, Tue Jan 31 9:45am
    I am repairing a "blind caned" chair back. The holes in the chair frame are 3/8" deep. I am using super carriage cane for the field weaving and loops....1.5 mm. The cane field has been completed. I am having trouble installing the trim cane and loops around the frame covering the holes and cane ends. The trim cane... more
  • Help reweaving old Star of David cstw, Tue Jan 24 9:27am
    A client brought in an old family chair that had at one time had the Star of David (Snowflake?) pattern for the back. I have been doing cane for about 5 years but have only worked on the standard wooden frame of chairs and rockers. I have few concerns - questions. 1) Even adjusting for the tension caused as cane... more

  • 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


    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    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.


    Anti Spam


    Disc.YourWebApps.com Privacy Policy

    Chair Caning Forum--The Caner's Community Hub™ 2004-2015