Patti Erickson
Lincoln rocker curved back
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:56pm
209.213.172.214

HI Joyce,
Well, I tore out the back again. I just couldn't get it to conform to that middle curve. I am going to try again tomorrow. I think, I may be leaving the side to side too loose. One book said that the side to side needs to have less tension, but not too loose. I am going to try that tomorrow, tightening my side to sides. As I was taking the back out, it looked like if I pulled on the side to sides more (tightening them), then the cane came down more to conform to the curve. I will try not soaking the cane as long, too. Hopefully, I will get the hang of this, since I have 3 backs to do! Ugh!

Thank you!

Patti Erickson
ThisOldSeat

  • Lincoln back Back Porch Caning - Joyce Curtis, Sat Mar 18 1:49pm
    If the weaving isn't staying square, it may be that the caning is tightening a little too much as it dries. To control shrinkage, try leaving the verticals fairly dry. Soak the caning just enough to... more
    • Lincoln rocker curved back Patti Erickson, Sat Mar 18 3:56pm
      • Curved back Back Porch Caning - Joyce Curtis, Sat Mar 18 5:25pm
        I've noticed that some are a lot more curved than others and sometimes the placing of the holes makes it more difficult to follow the curve so I am imagining that yours is just a little quirkier than ... more
        • Lincoln rocker curved back Patti Erickson, Sat Mar 18 5:32pm
          Hi Joyce, I think one of the problems is the customer replaced the side stringers. He didn't make them like the old ones, they are well over an inch thick and angled in towards the middle of the... more
      • lincoln rocker curved back JIm Widess, Sat Mar 18 5:13pm
        I always weave the first diagonal as the third step, and it's especially important to do so when one or both planes are curved. The diagonal locks the grid so you don't have to do as much... more
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