I'd probably use the sharp edge of a file to create some "training" channels for the rush to sit in. Creating these small indentations gives the rush somewhere to sit until the next row snugs up against it. Apart from that, I suppose you could put some temporary tacks on the underside every few rows to keep them in place, then remove them when everything is filled in. I'd probably try filing some valleys in the top edge of the seat perimeter, though, first.
I have received a chair that has a cane back and a round rush seat. how do I rush this chair bottom. there is 8 screws on the bottom that forms a cross. I have finished the back, but an puzzles by... more
Loxie, My advice was going to be the same as Dan's, use a rasp, small triangle shaped file or just a utility knife and cut some grooves along the round parts just before the "corners" so the rush... more
Re: round rush seats Dan Alleger,Wed Jun 27 11:40pm
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