If you try to make this look like a pressed cane seat but hand weave the seat. What could happen is when you put the spline in, it could very well break some of the cane strands. Then you'll have to pull the spline out possibly breaking more strands fix all the strands that broke and put the spline in again and hope you don't break anymore.It could become a vicious circle.
Thanks for your replys. The chairs do have round bottoms. Instead of filling in the groove and redrilling the holes, could I hand cane the existing holes and then put spline into the groove similar... more
Re-Converting Pressed Back to Hand Caned cboerman,Wed Jun 20 10:41am
The groove cut for the spline where the hand cane holes are has significantly weakened the chair seat. I have seen chairs like this that have split and broken off at the groove. I would not re-cane a ... more