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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!



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TSWG Newsletter May 10th Deadline The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peter, Tue May 7 4:03pm
Hi All - Many of you on this Chair Caning Forum are members of The SeatWeavers' Guild Inc.® (TSWG) and are aware that the guild actually started right here with a few weavers on this forum back in 2007. Bonnie Rashleigh is the long-time editor of our newsletter, The SeatWeavers' Journal, and always posts a notice here ... more
The SeatWeaver’s,Inc Annual Gathering jwoods.enterprises, Thu May 2 5:01am
Our Annual Gathering of seat Weavers will be held in Michigan this year. It is a great opportunity to network with other seat weavers, participate in workshops, ask all those questions you have for other Weavers, see examples of chairs in our display and just generally bask in the glow of others who love chairs as... more
Cane Seat Repair or Replace? Vicky Perron, Tue Apr 23 9:20am
I'm very new to the art, so please be patient with me? I've been asked by a neighbor to repair or replace the seat in a small antique chair. The damage is minimal but there is another area that has some weakness and deterioration but is still intact (again, minimal). I was wondering if it's practice to replace the... more
  • This Chair Caning Forum is Closing! The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peter, Sun Apr 28 7:52pm
    THE CHAIR CANING FORUM IS CLOSING PERMANENTLY! I recently discovered that the owners of DiscYourWebApps, where this Chair Caning Forum has been hosted for the last 15 years, is closing down the platform for good on October 15, 2019. They started this discussion forum platform in 1997, long before any social media... more
    painting binding cane nantaylor56, Wed Mar 27 5:20pm
    I have just gotten 3 porch rockers that are painted white. I'm going to use binder cane to replace the seats and the backs with a herringbone weave. The customer wants the cane to be white also, which just makes me sick, so I need some feed back on what type of paint should I reluctantly use and should I seal with... more
  • Spline Removal gm.hefley, Thu Feb 28 8:13am
    Question for the group. I have been using a steamer and chisels to remove spline and clean the groove. In cases where the spline was glued with wood glue instead of white glue, I use a dremel to clean the groove. Is there any other power tools that work better than a dremel?
  • Shaker Tape Problem evergreencottage, Tue Feb 26 12:55pm
    Hobby weaver here. My friend wants me to use shaker tape on her youth rocker. I removed the paper rush only to find there is no back rung on the chair. It just had a frame screwed to the side rungs. I can not remove the frame unless I removed the arms on the chair, etc - that or adding a back rung is way beyond my... more
    Staining Woven Cane JAY HIRSCH, Mon Feb 25 9:40am
    I’ve had some success with using Zar oil based stain on Pressed Can Chair seats. Has anyone had any experience using stain on woven cane seats? I have a customer who would like her antique Bentwood High Cair stained after it is re-caned(to match the original color). Jay Hirsch Austin Chair Repair
  • cane quality Landyplace, Sun Feb 17 11:03am
    Gooday all.......im getting back to caning again..where is everyone getting their best quality cane?got a kit off amazon and got the seat done but not great quality thanks have a great day
  • Interest in the Caning Forum tag1023, Sun Feb 10 8:20pm
    I am not receiving any posted messages on the Caning Forum. Am I not signed up? Is there a reason I am not getting the posts via the computer? Thanks Thomas Gamblin Madison, Mississippi
  • Pricing dorset14, Tue Jan 22 7:02pm
    We're updating our pricing policies and have some questions that I can't find answers to in previous posts: Do you charge the same for herringbone and porch weaves? Do you charge more for binder cane and narrow reed than you do for wider reed? Do you charge extra for corners on rushed seats? Do you charge extra for... more
  • Medallion back query jane.hulley, Wed Jan 23 6:30am
    Hi everyone, I do caning as a pastime and have done lots of 7 step chairs and also a rising sun chair so I feel fairly confident. However, I am now recaning a medallion back chair. I have completed steps 1 and 3 (the cane goes into holes around the perimeter and also through the medallion.) So far, so good. I have... more
    Hot to make reed look aged The Seat DoKtor, Dick Knotts, Mon Jan 21 7:58pm
    Here is a link to the results of my aged flat reed with worn paint seat & back on a hickory frame chair. Http://www.facebook.com/dickknotts
    how to make flat reed appear old The Seat DoKtor, Dick Knotts, Fri Jan 4 7:03am
    Anyone have experience aging flat reed to a grey weathered look? I have an old hickory chair on which the customer wants that look --and then dry brush paint in patches. See chair at seatdoktor Facebook page.( https://www.facebook.com/seatdoktor )
  • Shellac on Fiber Rush JAY HIRSCH, Wed Dec 19 7:31pm
    I am working on a set of 4 Ladder Back Dining Room Chair seats. I am replacing the Fiber Rush Seats. The Fiber Rush was previously Shellaced with a very thick coat. All of the strands were stuck together as if they were “glued”. The top of the seat strands have also been flattened. Has anyone run across this? Does it... more
  • The SeatWeavers' Journal Bonnie Rashleigh - Rick's Wood &, Thu Nov 15 8:13pm
    Members of The SeatWeavers' Guild Inc - check your email for your copy of The SeatWeavers' Journal. Not a member yet?? Consider joining The SeatWeavers' Guild Inc. so you can enjoy all the great information. The Guild was formed based on the ideas,cooperation and friendship that this Forum offered to seat weavers... more
    Contribute to the TSWG Journal Nov. Issue Cathryn Peters, Sun Nov 11 7:17am
    All members of The SeatWeavers' Guild, Inc.® are encouraged to submit articles to the newsletter throughout the year. The next quarterly digital newsletter will be sent out on November 15th by editor Bonnie Rashleigh. Send your articles or information to seatweaversnews@gmail.com For example, we'd like to hear about... more
    Forum Suggestion Mr. Stafford, Mon Sep 24 12:55am
    I find this forum extremely helpful and useful, but, I must admit, it is a bit difficult for me to follow. I belong to several online forums and they all use a very friendly format (here is one example: https://forum.woodcarvingillustrated.com ). The forums are usually divided up into numerous sections, that can... more
  • New Computer mcw1961, Fri Mar 1, 2013 7:41am
    Good Morning to Everyone, All I have to say is that I now have a new laptop, as the old one died. Unfortunately this one has Windows 8 on it, either it is a nightmare to learn or the worst operating system they have come up with, takes so many more clicks just to get the same job done. I guess I will get used to it... more
  • Hurricane Michael Cathryn Peters, Thu Oct 11 8:33am
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those caught in the path of Hurricane Michael over the last couple days, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and also those of you still in its path. This storm is one of the most devastating in recent times. We hope your homes, businesses and most importantly your lives are... more


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